Our Preschool aims to cater for each child’s individual needs and interests within trusting and secure surroundings. We believe it is vital to foster self esteem, empathy for others, sharing and co-operation, independence and problem solving. We also aim to reflect the Australian culture by encouraging indigenous and multicultural perspectives in the children’s’ play. We feel that children learn best through play and language-rich interactions.
School readiness is addressed for children getting ready for ‘Big School’. This includes information sessions for children and parents/carers, visits to local schools, and information exchanges with the local schools.
All staff plan, organise and supervise the programs. Springwood Preschool has two fully staffed classrooms above Department of Education recommended ratios, both with 20 children in each room.
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Our outdoor environment is fully accredited by the Department of Education and Communities as being safe, clean, and educational. It includes soft-fall and synthetic grass, a large sandpit area, a hill with tunnel, a large climbing centre with slide, and enough area for the assortment of bikes, scooters and other outdoor equipment available to the children. We also currently have a small flower garden/vegetable patch, which the children maintain. The outdoor area is very well shaded, providing essential sun-protection.