Preschool & Kindergarten Program (3-6 years)

More Than Childcare. Where little minds get ready for big things. Ready, Set, School.

Is it time to start thinking about the transition to school?   It can be momentous, but Only About Children is here to support families every step of the way.

At Only About Children, School Readiness is much more than reading, writing or counting. Your child’s social, emotional and physical wellbeing is paramount, and guides our Preschool Grow Curriculum – so they’re developing independence, building friendships and confidence through these years. Our qualified Educators and education, allied health and wellbeing specialists work together to ensure your child is meeting key developmental milestones.

Learn more today about what learning looks like at Only About Children Preschool & Kindergarten!

A Love for Learning

Our Grow Preschool Program has been specifically designed and guided by the Early Years Learning Framework to embrace age-appropriate learning activities for preschool and kinder children. We understand that your child’s social, emotional, physical and independence skills are paramount as they are preparing for school and these are supported every day.

This dedicated Grow Curriculum focuses on literacy and numeracy, exploration, togetherness, creativity and sustainability.  As well as our core learning areas, our Grow Curriculum includes a range of exclusive daily programs and practices developed by in-house specialists alongside our Curriculum Team: Music, Spanish Language, Active, Book of the Month and Sustainability.

The Power of Play

Evidence-based research shows that preschoolers learn best through play, so learning is woven into every experience they participate in, through both structured and unstructured learning. With play-based learning, every day includes consistent learning opportunities – and is fun at the same time.

Small Groups, Big Learning

Intentional teaching in small groups enhances your child’s learning experience, with Educators using active strategies such as demonstrating, open questioning, shared thinking and problem solving.

More Than Childcare

Your preschooler will have access to our innovation Health program – designed and delivered by our dedicated in-house team of Dietitians, Occupational Therapists, Speech Pathologists and Vision Specialists.  Our expert Health Team will support with your child’s physical health and emotional wellbeing via individual consultations and information workshops.

Daily Fee Inclusions

Everything your child needs to thrive is included within our daily fee. This includes our Grow Curriculum, Health & Nutrition Program plus all meals and snacks.

Book of the month

Book of the month

Each month our children explore a new book through its illustrations and themes.
Igniting a passion for music

Igniting a passion for music

Children explore music every day through song and dance.
Active play

Active play

Encouraging important gross motor skills and a love of physical activity.
Nourishing meals

Nourishing meals

Dietitian designed meals prepared daily by our in-house campus cooks.
Sleep tight

Sleep tight

Our sleep rooms and practices are guided by our partners at Safe Sleep Space.
Loving language

Loving language

Celebrating language every day through our age-appropriate Spanish language program.
Book of the month

Book of the month

Each month our children explore a new book through its illustrations and themes.
Igniting a passion for music

Igniting a passion for music

Children explore music every day through song and dance.
Active play

Active play

Encouraging important gross motor skills and a love of physical activity.
Nourishing meals

Nourishing meals

Dietitian designed meals prepared daily by our in-house campus cooks.
Sleep tight

Sleep tight

Our sleep rooms and practices are guided by our partners at Safe Sleep Space.
Loving language

Loving language

Celebrating language every day through our age-appropriate Spanish language program.

FAQs

What is Preschool & Kindergarten?

Preschool (as it is called in NSW) & Kindergarten (as it is called in VIC & QLD) helps prepare children for primary schooling.  This normally occurs in the 2 years prior to starting school.

 

What age can children go to Preschool & Kindergarten?

Children can go to preschool/kindergarten from 3 years up to school age.  It’s important to note that a child cannot attend an early childhood service over the age of 6 without authorization from The Department of Education, and Training.

In long daycare, children may start preschool/kindergarten before or after they turn 3 depending on their readiness as well as availability. The decision to transition a child to the next age group should always be conducted in consultation with the family.

 

Why is Preschool & Kindergarten so important?

Preschool/Kindergarten is the foundational step of a child’s lifelong learning journey. It is important as it provides children with an opportunity to learn important life skills and builds a positive attitude to learning. It is a stepping stone to the next big stage in a child’s life and by attending an early learning preschool or kindergarten children are able to experience a learning setting that is designed to be a transition from early childhood to school.

At preschool/kindergarten, children learn to develop positive learning habits through play based learning that is designed to promote creativity and critical thinking, children are encouraged to learn through exploration and experimentation while also introducing children to the more formal learning approach they will experience in school.

 

Preschool & Kindergarten Programs at Only About Children

 At Only About Children, our preschool/kindergarten program is much more than reading, writing or counting.   Your child’s social, emotional and physical wellbeing is paramount, and guides our Preschool/Kindergarten Grow Curriculum.

Our Preschool/Kindergarten Grow Curriculum includes:

  • Literacy and numeracy
  • Exploration
  • Togetherness
  • Creativity
  • Sustainability
  • Music
  • Spanish Language
  • Active
  • Book of the Month

 

Transition to school

At Only About Children, we are here to support children and families with every step of the transition to school.

We believe that school readiness is more than a program that is offered in the last few months of the year, it considers each individual child’s learning and development and ensures they are prepared for the transition to school.

At Only About Children, the 2 years before school are essential to create a strong and holistic transition to school for every child. In addition, in the year before school, educators work more closely with each child and their family and provide a robust, holistic approach to preparation for school that is based on the child’s individual learning and development plan for the year.

 

Can I try a day of Kindergarten & Preschool for my child?

Contact our enrolments team on 138 622 to find out about a tour and trial at your local Only About Children campus.

 

How do I enrol my child?

 Simply book a tour here or contact our enrolments team on 138 622 to get step-by-step instructions on how to enrol your child.

 

How does Preschool/Kindergarten in long daycare differ?

A Preschool/Kindergarten Program in a long daycare environment offers high quality care with the flexibility of extended hours to support working families.  It also offers continuity of care – from Nursery to Toddlers up to Preschool, through our Grow Curriculum, programs and community.

 

What if my child needs a daytime rest?

We include quiet time in our Preschool/Kindergarten routine, allowing children to read, relax and recharge.

 

Is my child ready for primary school?

Starting school is a big step for children and their parents.  At Only About Children, as well as learning outcomes, a child’s social and emotional skills are just as important.  We want your child to be confident and socially ready to manage a classroom and playground.  We work with families to prepare a child through their transition to school with the support of our Educators, Health Team and even your local school.

 

What is holistic learning?

At Only About Children, our unique approach to early learning goes beyond education to encompass the health and total wellbeing of every child.

“Only About Children Preschool provided our child the learning and social skills to prepare them for school. Preschool in a long day care setting allowed us the flexibility of extended hours, to help us feel supported as a working family."
Louise & Wesley Looi, Only About Children Parents
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