Each term the program build on learned skills with stimulating activities designed to enhance children’s spatial awareness, motor control, participation and enjoyment. Our program addresses many of the alarming childhood health issues of obesity, poor fitness and decreasing levels of activity.
We believe that play is children’s natural way of expressing, sharing, extending and modifying their accumulated knowledge, skills and attitudes.
Our program has an emphasis on social collaboration between children. Teachers guide children to extend and develop lateral thinking.
Our room is filled with conversation, child/child and adult/child. Reading and writing materials are in many parts of the room. Stories are read every day – individually, in small groups, to the whole group – and the ideas and illustrations talked about.
We provide developmental excursions each term. Recent excursions have included:
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Bundoora Park Farm
Watsonia Library visit
We recognise that families and parenting styles are as unique as their children and work with the family to ensure trust, open communication and consistency in approach to the developing child.
Flexible programs are designed to accommodate the needs of the whole family – Evening Sessions for Fathers/Grandfathers, Mothers/Grandmothers and older siblings.
Watsonia Pre-school provides a happy, warm, stimulating and secure environment to allow opportunities for children to develop friendships, physical confidence and competence, language, cognitive skills, creativity, independence and self esteem, laying the foundation for future learning.
Outdoor play is highly valued and staff are passionate about the importance of children experiencing and connecting with the natural world first hand……Bush Kinder!
Our open spaces allow running, ball games and creative and imaginative play.
Watsonia Pre-school is also a Sun Smart Centre. All Children are provided with a named hat to be worn as prescribed by Sun Smart Victoria.