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Waterford Preschool

Our Learning Program

Waterford Preschool is rated as Exceeding the National Quality Standard in Early Childhood Education and Care

Our co-educational preschool caters for 30 children each day in a beautiful garden setting overlooking the Pacific Ocean. We are a sessional preschool offering a Monday-Wednesday group and a Thursday-Friday group. We are committed to the provision of the Early Years Learning Framework, with a strong emphasis on child centred and play-based learning.

We provide a free flowing indoor/outdoor program that is developmentally stimulating and rich in learning possibilities. The children are free to choose their own activities and are given large blocks of time to engage meaningfully with their peers and educators.

The children’s learning is guided and supported by experienced and responsive educators throughout the day. The children are also involved in structured teacher-led small and large group times which focus on learning in an intentional way.  An intensive pre-instrumental music program is offered by a qualified music teacher.

We open from 8-3.30pm and the children bring their own lunch and morning tea. We are closed during school holidays.

Curriculum

The centre provides a program that caters for the holistic development of each child within the preschool program. Our curriculum focuses on working towards The Early Years Learning Framework outcomes including:

  • Supporting the children to develop a strong sense of identity
  • Developing a sense of connectedness and contribution to their world
  • Facilitating a strong sense of wellbeing
  • Encouraging confident and involved learners
  • Promoting effective communicators

Our educators enable progress towards these outcomes by building and nurturing relationships that support the children’s active involvement in the program. We see the children as competent learners who bring with them a wealth of prior learning, skills and knowledge.

Enrolment

Waterford Preschool is sponsored by Waverley College and priority of access is given to staff of Waverley College. The Preschool also adheres to priority of access guidelines prescribed by the NSW Department of Education and communities.

The priority categories include:

  • Children who are at risk of harm
  • Indigenous children
  • Children from low-income families
  • Children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • Children with additional needs
  • Children in their year before school (with highest priority given to children closest to school entry).

We accept waiting-list applications after your child’s second birthday.

There is no application fee.

The daily rate for attendance at Waterford Preschool in 2018 is $75.

Download and complete the Waiting-List Application and return it to:

waterfordpreschool@waverley.nsw.edu.au

The Director
Waterford Preschool,
44 Henrietta Street,
Waverley, NSW 2024

Contact us

For further information, please contact the Director of Preschool, Fiona MacGregor. 93892094

Waterford Preschool contact details

Parent Handbook

Our parent handbook outlines everything families need to know about our preschool operations. We have included information on the National Quality Standards, The Early Years Learning Framework, our philosophy, our educational program, preparation for preschool strategies, financial information and some important policies and procedures.

Parent Handbook 2018 Download
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Downloads

Waiting-List Application Download
Term Dates 2018 Download
Information Sheet Download
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Our Educators

All of our educators are highly motivated and experienced in Early Childhood Education and Care. Each educator has an equal responsibility for planning and organising a purposeful program based on the children interests, skills and knowledge. Each educator is responsible for documenting their focus children’s learning and development through ongoing observation, reflection and evaluation.

Our educators:

Director: Fiona MacGregor – Early Childhood Teacher

Monday-Wednesday Group

Fiona MacGregor: Early Childhood Teacher

Tilly Tana: Early Childhood Teacher

Jess Soleas: Early Childhood Teacher

Cris Distasi: Educator

Marie Anderson: Educator

Francine Darvill: Special Education Teacher

Thursday/Friday Group

Tilly Tana: Early Childhood Teacher

Donna Stacey: Educator

Cris Distasi: Educator

Francine Darvill: Special Education Teacher

 

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