What does a typical day look like for our Preschool / Kindergarten children?
7am to 9am*
Depending on what time your child arrives at the campus, they will enjoy a nutritious breakfast and a healthy morning tea to ensure optimum concentration and increased energy for a fun day of learning. Children will also have an opportunity to participate in play-based learning and development through activities such as physical activity, games as well self-led play and exploration in our playscapes.
9am to 3pm
To help prepare children for typical school hours and the routine, we commence a mix of structured and unstructured play based learning from our preschool and kindergarten curriculum from 9am to 3pm where we create a predictable, calm, settled and safe environment for children to learn.
Our curriculum takes a unique approach to learning that ensures children are learning from both their left and right side of the brain:
- Learning from the left side of the brain looks at logic – Literacy & Language, Exploration & STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and Sustainability
- Learning from the right side of the brain looks at creativity – Music, Dramatic Play and Art
Play-based Project Learning Approach
Learning in our preschool/kindergarten is conducted in small groups and uses a Play-Based, Project Learning Approach that considers the child’s individual interests and development. Learning activities are short, relevant and fun and are provided in a variety of ways that meet the children’s different learning styles as well in a variety of learning environments both indoor and outdoor.
From 9am to 3pm, children will also
- Share a nutritious lunch and afternoon tea in a small group dining setting as part of a strong nutrition focus
- Be provided with an opportunity to sleep or have quiet time should they need it.
3pm to 6pm*
The afternoon is a great time for children to explore, create and lead their own play. They can enjoy the sandpits, build tall structures our of blocks, paint a masterpiece or enjoy reading a book. It’s a great opportunity for siblings to spend time together and for children to build on their emotional and social skills. This includes forming friendships, building resilience, learning how to self-regulate emotions and learning to take turns – all of which are so important in preparing for school.
*Opening and closing times are different for each campus. Please check your campuses page for hours.