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Welcome to Parkside Preschool
Parkside Preschool has been serving the community for over 60 years. We are situated on a large block, attractively planted with well established trees and shrubs, overlooking Hagenauer Reserve.
We offer a program that is specifically designed to meet the needs of children aged 3-6 years. The children are able to explore and experience many activities, both new and familiar. They have the opportunity to investigate topics of interest in a way that is meaningful to them. The children are encouraged to be responsible for their own learning and to develop self-motivation.
Excursions and learning from visitors to the centre are also incorporated into the program. Early literacy and numeracy skills are emphasised and the children are encouraged to develop a sense of independence, while learning to become active and co-operative members of a group.
Family participation is always encouraged.
At Parkside Pre-school we recognize the critical importance of children, families, the environment and Educators working collaboratively in a learning community that is built on respectful relationships. Children learn through relationships and we believe that it is through these that we can nurture their sense of self and empathy for others and their environment. We provide a secure and stimulating environment where happiness and a desire to learn is cherished.
We view each child as an individual and acknowledge that they come from a variety of family and cultural backgrounds. They each have their own personalities, abilities and knowledge which means that they mature at different rates which we celebrate through holistic learning programs. Highly qualified Educators design, implement and evaluate innovative and current enquiry based programs that reflect Early Childhood theory and research underpinned by Australian Government Curriculum guidelines.
Within our play based approach children are encouraged to be involved in independent decision making, communicative and collaborative learning. We encourage their awareness and growing responsibility to help maintain the health and appeal of our Kindergarten, our local community and planet. Being sustainable in all approaches to learning.
At Parkside we believe that developing language skills is of absolute importance for young children’s success now and later in life, both as social beings and in pursuing an education. Our children are allowed time and opportunity to fully experience and engage in their learning. They are supported in creative thinking, problem solving and inquiry – initiated by children, families and educators – we are all learning.
The Learning Environment at Parkside Pre-school is one where children are given time and space to play, discover and grow.