Our kinder follows and uses the national Early Learning Years Framework and the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework to inform the development of curriculum and program and outcomes for children. We believe that young children learn best through play-based learning. Children at Warrawee Park Preschool have long periods of time to play. Play is important for children in promoting their social relationships and communication skills; cognitive development and physical development. Our main aim within kindergarten is to support children to become confident learners who are kind to other people and feel like they can belong and enjoy this place of kindergarten.
As educators, the relationships we develop with the children are integral – we want the children to feel comfortable approaching us for support, help and comfort and we also want the children to enjoy the relationships they have with their educators and one another.
As educators, we assess the children’s learning through play and provide resources and materials that will scaffold and further develop their learning.
As educators, we also respect children’s rights and perspectives within the kindergarten curriculum.
We welcome communication with families and thus we are always available to have conversations and also maintain respectful and supportive relationships with our families. We respect cultural diversity and we welcome families to share their cultural knowledge with us so that the children can learn more about the world we live in. We value, encourage and maintain mutual trust and respect between children, educators and families.
We are also aware that it is important to us as educators that we remain knowledgeable and abreast of current research within the early childhood and care profession.
We value and maintain open and honest communication between educators, families and the service provider.