Learning Should Always Be Fun
At Springdale Heights Pre-School we provide a play based program which is guided by the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia: Being, Belonging and Becoming.
We believe that all children are unique and individual. They are strong, confident and knowledgeable active learners with unlimited potential.
Educators create an environment that allows children to feel safe and secure. Experiences are set up in aesthetically pleasing ways for the children to explore.
Introduction to the Reggio Emilia Approach
Springdale Heights Pre-School’s Philosophy and practices are strongly influenced by the Reggio Emilia Approach to education. The image we have of each child is an integral part of the Reggio Emilia approach. Each child is viewed and infinitely capable, creative and intelligent. The role of educators is to support these qualities and challenge the children. Educators work collaboratively with the children and families to extend on the children’s knowledge and abilities (Boyd Cadwell, 1997).
The Hundred Languages of Children, written by Loris Malaguzzi, gives meaning to how children see and interpret the world around them. There are many ways for children to acquire knowledge, express themselves and share how they see themselves and their ideas. The Hundred Languages reminds us that there are multiple ways of seeing and being.
Educators take great care in how the environment and spaces at Pre-School are set up. Spaces are set up to encourage the children to actively explore the world around them and collaborate with their peers and educators. Spaces are open ended so that the educators can challenge and extend on the children’s ideas and interests as they arise.
Springdale Heights Pre-School is committed to looking after the environment to ensure a sustainable future. We actively promote sustainability through our everyday practices which encourages the children to develop an awareness of how we can take care of our environment by recycling, re-using and reducing our waste. The children are actively involved in recycling, re-using, composting, looking after our worm farm and our chickens, planting out and looking after the veggie garden, saving power and being water wise.
Your Trash is our Treasure!
♻ Wood shavings
♻ Wrapping Paper
♻ Cardboard Rolls
♻ Egg Cartons
♻ Scrap Paper
♻ Old Clothes
Rubbish Free Lunches
Springdale Heights Pre-School encourages nude food/rubbish free lunch boxes. We encourage families to pack their child’s snacks and lunch in reusable containers instead of cling wrap, foil, bags and wrappers.