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Welcome to Brandon Park Preschool
Excursion to Nellie Melba
On Tuesday 3rd and Thursday 5th December 2019, the 4-year-old Preschool children participated in a very special event – an excursion to Nellie Melba Retirement Village, across the road from the Preschool.
Mel, the activities coordinator from Nellie Melba approached the Educators to invite them and the children over to sing some Christmas and Preschool songs to the residents.
The Educators did not hesitate in accepting the invitation, as they felt it would be a wonderful experience for both the children and the residents to share the enjoyment and excitement of Christmas and music.
The children spent some time, leading up to the visit, making a small gift to present to the residents.
It was fabulous to feel the joy and happiness within the room when the children were performing. The residents were singing along and performing the actions to the songs with the children. There was a lot of laughter and smiling from the residents. It was an amazing experience for everyone involved.
A sizzling success!
Thank you to all our parent helpers and parent donations for the preschool’s Bunnings Sausage Sizzle conducted on Sunday 27th October at Notting Hill. It was a great team effort and communication by all on the day. Right from the beginning, sourcing supermarket donation, to parent donations of supplies, coordinating of drop off and picks and time on the day, it was a great success and we have raised a substantial amount of funds to put towards our preschool and children’s experiences.
Bunnings Garden Club
We are very excited to announce that due to our community engagement project with Bunnings this year, Brandon Park PreSchool have been invited to partner with Bunnings in the Bunnings Garden Club, commencing Term 1 2020. Our dedicated Activities Organisers from Bunnings Notting Hill will visit Brandon Park Preschool on a monthly basis for an hour to help weed, water and re-plant plants/veggies in our garden. This is a wonderful opportunity for the children and our preschool and we look forward to this partnership next year.
Coming up at Brandon Park Preschool
- 10th & 12th December – Dinosaur Diggers Incursion (4yr old)
- 19th December – End of year celebration
At Brandon Park Preschool we are committed to providing a safe, welcoming, supportive and aesthetically pleasing learning environment where all children and families want to belong.
We view children as competent and involved learners that have the right to reach their full potential. We believe that play, relationships and partnerships with families and the community are central to learning
We believe children are motivated to learn when they are interested in the subject matter. Each child’s current knowledge, ideas, culture, abilities and interests are the foundation of our flexible and reflective program as we seek to enhance each child’s sense of identity, community, wellbeing, learning and communication.
We believe play, participation and the development of positive relationships with peers and educators in a warm, encouraging and nurturing environment supports each child to grow and thrive.
We believe children develop in different ways, at different rates and require different types of support in their play and learning. The educational team implement intentional teaching strategies designed to respect and foster each child’s unique learning style.
What families and the community say about us
“The idea that my child is supported and encouraged to become a risk taker, thinker, listener and communicator; to be open-minded, knowledgeable, caring and reflective” – (an enrolled family).
“The outdoor space brought me here, the educators kept me here”– (an enrolled family)
“Providing a safe, nurturing, interesting environment where children can play and develop skills to become the best they can be” – (an enrolled family)
Parent Advisory Group (PAG)
Bestchance preschools have a Parent Advisory Group (PAG), instead of the traditional kindergarten committee. The PAG comprises of parents who undertake certain responsibilities throughout the year to assist the teachers and the preschool community. The PAG can organise social events, fundraising for additional equipment & incursion / excursions. Click here to learn more about what the Brandon Park Preschool PAG have been working on.