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.
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.
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