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Welcome to Oban Preschool
Oban Preschool run a rich, play based program that reflects the principles, practices and learning outcomes of the Early Years Learning and Development Framework to ensure that the children we teach have a strong sense of Identity and wellbeing, are able to connect with and contribute to their world, are confident and involved learners and become effective communicators.
At Oban Preschool we promote agency by empowering children to make choices and decisions in play and we support children to build resilience and autonomy. We acknowledge that children are confident and capable learners who learn in their own way and at their own pace. We see each child as an individual, scaffolding learning according to individual need and encourage curiosity, experimentation and investigation in all children. At Oban we follow children’s interests to encourage participation in all aspects of the kinder program and we support children to learn life skills such as managing emotions, developing social skills and active community participation.
At Oban we believe children reach their full potential when families and educators work together. We celebrate diversity and build strong relationships with each individual family, placing high value on family input and participation. We recognise the importance of family and culture and encourage and maintain open lines of communication through a range of means in order to promote inclusiveness, support families and ensure each child’s needs are met. Oban staff strongly believe that children learn best when they feel safe, confident, valued and that they belong at kinder.
We utilise both the indoor and outdoor environment at our centre for learning and we provide fun, open-ended learning experiences that focus on the process, not the product. We support children to develop an understanding of sustainability and incorporate a range of Music, Cooking, Dance, Mathematics, Science, Literacy, Gross and Fine Motor learning activities in our weekly program. We also offer a variety of incursions and teach children how to reflect on their learning.
The staff at Oban love teaching young children and supporting them to learn and grow. We view ourselves as life-long learners and engage in ongoing critical reflection and attend relevant professional development in order to provide a high quality kindergarten program, tailored to meet the individual needs of all the children in our care.