14 mths to 3 yrs
3 yrs to 5 yrs
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At Balgowlah Preschool, the goal of the educators is to promote lifelong learning, with programs that are adapted to each child’s abilities.
The centre’s school readiness program is a child-first curriculum, where educators create a stimulating environment and experiences. The program has been developed to ensure the children feel confident, independent and ready to have the best possible start at school. It includes development skills, fine motor skills, pre-literacy skills, pre-numeracy skills and play-based learning.
The children take part in activities such as park excursions, chicken hatching programs, school visits, cooking and much more.
At Balgowlah Preschool, educators see each child as a capable and confident learner. They promote the development of self-confidence by ensuring every child is heard, respected, allowed freedom of choice, given individual care and protection and gently guided through their learning journey.
I have been working in childcare for 15 years, I have my Diploma in Children’s Services, and I am currently studying my Bachelor of Teaching 0-5 years through Charles Sturt University.I have a passion for Early Childhood Education, and supporting our amazing team of educators as we strive for excellence in Early Childhood Education.We are passionate about nurturing the well-being of every child and encouraging them on their learning journey.
I consider it a huge privilege to be allowed to have been part of so many children’s lives. They are all special and unique, bringing joy to those of us who work with them.I have passion and genuine interest in school readiness and for providing environments and experiences that encourage a successful transition to school through fun play based learning, intentional teaching and following children's interests.I look forward to showing you through our centre and building a great relationship with yourself and your child.
Katie Hatherley, Early Learning Centre Director / Educational Leader
We view each and every child as an individual which is a capable and confident learner. Our curriculum contributes to each child’s learning and development outcomes in relation to their identity, connection with community, wellbeing, confidence as learners and effectiveness as communicators. We provide a secure, friendly, nurturing environment in which every child is encouraged to reach their full potential. Our child centred approach learning through is supported by staff provocations, stimulating planned and spontaneous experiences and from acting on our community’s voices as a whole.
We promote the development of self-confidence by ensuring every child is heard, respected, allowed freedom of choice, given individual care and protection and gently guided through their journey at WAO Early Learning. We embrace diversity in all forms and promote cultural awareness. We offer spontaneous experiences, which are child centred, interest-driven and educational, so the children learn as they have fun! These educational opportunities encourage discovery and aim to cultivate a lasting love of learning. We endeavour to support the children’s understanding and knowledge about their world and to care about green and renewable energy.
We recognise our role in supporting children to be efficient communicators, active learners and to feel they have a connection with their world. This in turn supports our centres and each individual educator's professional philosophies, that given the child a sense of belonging, they will feel free enough to be happy with who they are and also become something wonderful!
Our priority is the fulfilment of the needs of the children, their families and our staff, to the highest standard!
The Balgowlah Preschool Team
Care for children under school age, on premises especially built or adapted for early childhood education and care services. Private operators, local councils, community organisations, employers and non-profit organisations may run long day care centres.Occasional, Casual or Flexible Care
Occasional, Flexible or Casual Care Services provide short periods of care for children under school age. Families can access Occasional, Flexible or Casual Care on either a regular or casual basis a variety of reasons including, shift or part-time work, respite care, crisis and emergency care, shopping or attending appointments.Pre-school / Kindergarten / Prep
Pre-school is a planned educational program for children in the years before a child commences school. Children are usually aged between 3 and 5 years of age. Pre-school may take place in a range of settings including a purpose built building, in a community setting, a school, as part of a long day care centre or a mobile or visiting service.
In January 2012 the National Quality Framework (NQF) came into effect across Australia.
The purpose of the NQF is to improve and standardise the quality of child care through a range of measures including better staff to child ratios, higher staff qualifications and an assessment and rating system designed to promote continuous improvement.
Under the NQF child care services are assessed and rated against the National Quality Standards (NQS).
The NQS measures the quality of early childhood education and care in Australia. It will cover
most long day care, family day care, preschool/kindergarten and outside school hours care services.
Under these standards child care services will be assessed and rated against the seven quality areas, 18 standards and 58 elements that make up the NQS.