A school of excellence in early childhood education in New South Wales
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Pre-School

Our Pre-School Philosophy

At Australia Street Infants School Preschool we acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet, the Gadigal clan of the Eora Nation.

Relationships are central to everything we do and create a sense of belonging that is inclusive for all. We value relationships between educators, children, families and community, that are based on mutual respect and understanding.

We view each child as a capable learner, confident to direct their own learning. We understand children must be loved, nurtured and challenged in a way that builds a strong self-image and engenders positive self-esteem. By creating a curriculum that focuses on exploration, discovery and exciting ‘adventures’ children are inspired to learn as they learn best. 
 
We believe that play is essential in the lives of young children. Our environment is flexible, stimulating, inviting and purposefully arranged to capture children’s interests, ideas and to cater for individual needs. We believe in learning based on collaboration and that education is a shared journey of self- discovery and change.

In providing a stimulating and responsive environment where positive reinforcement and encouragement make learning possible we are creating a foundation that will ensure that our children are prepared to thrive as confident, intelligent and socially aware members of the community. In building these ideals we are building a community that enables children to develop a readiness for transition to school and ultimately a readiness for a lifelong learning journey.

Our programs are guided by the principles and practices of the Early Years Learning Framework. As educators our role is that of facilitator, encouraging, promoting and reinforcing a child’s attempts, questions, skill development and discoveries. We believe that each child’s learning is enhanced through teacher quality. Therefore, we maintain a commitment towards ongoing professional learning and continuous improvement. We work collaboratively as a team to challenge, question and evaluate our practice so that each child has the best opportunity to access the educational program and reach their full potential.

 


Our Programs

Our programs provide many experiences of varying ability levels in each of the developmental areas. This allows for careful monitoring to establish your child's needs and areas of interest. Within our programs, we aim to encourage creative thinking, decision making, problem solving and building on existing theories of the world, whilst challenging and supporting your child to reach their potential. Your child will be encouraged to be an active member of our programs, and assist us to design engaging and stimulating activities which match your child's developing interests and talents.

Pre-School Fees

Our Pre-School fees are set by the Department of Education and Training. In 2017 our fees are $47.00 per day and can be paid either weekly, fortnightly or by the term online form our school shop or in person at the school office.

The role of our teachers

The role of teachers and carers within the pre-school is to provide a stimulating and interesting environment, where growth and development can take place through establishing social and developmental programs which extend and enrich your child's first experiences of pre-school. Teachers are also responsible for being positive role models and assisting children with behaviour management to encourage development of self-control and positive peer interactions.

 


Starting Pre-School with us

Starting Pre-School is a significant step for the whole family not just your child. At Australia Street we are committed to ensuring that the whole family is involved in the transition to school. In this regard we aim to ensure that not only is your child familiar with our school and teachers, but that you are also provided with opportunities to meet our staff, tour our school and attend parent workshops that cover all aspects of school policies, procedures and general school life. We believe that with your first child in particular parents are making an equally significant step in transitioning to school along with their child and as such needs to be a significant part of our transition to school programs that we provide each year.

 

Australia Street Infants School
A Department of Education and Communities School
Value Public Education