Kindy / Preschool
Our Kindy/Preschool room caters for children from 3-5 years. The environment has a large indoor and outdoor play area. Our classroom provides opportunities for construction, role-play, creativity, sensory, exploration, literacy and numeracy.
The outdoors area has leafy native trees that provide shady areas to play and explore. The garden has a large sandpit, trampoline, climbing area and swings that allow opportunities for building a strong sense of physical wellbeing. The children care for their environment and the natural world as they tend to our veggie patch and care for our chickens. The produce from the gardens are used in our meals and in our cooking experiences.
The kindy/preschool is a fun and engaging place to be, with the children encouraged to explore and resource their learning. The program is carried out by three educators who recognise and respond to the children’s interests. Learning is carried out through project approach that includes individual, small and large group work. The children are encouraged to have ownership and control of their day through implementing their flexible daily routines.
At this age, children are beginning to further develop their social skills. The program focuses on social and emotional wellbeing, throughout the day and provides children ways to promote a strong sense of identity and effective ways to communicate and problem solve.
Munch and move is our health and wellness program at the centre. The children are educated about healthy eating and getting active through music, movement and sport. The classroom also has areas for rest and relaxation throughout the day.
The service runs a bus service to Nakara Preschool sessions in both the morning and afternoon. Our bus is also used for excursions in our community.