Jacaranda College & Pre- Primary
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Jacaranda Pre-Primary: Your Child's Education and Future Starts With Us.
We understand that choosing a nursery or pre-school that is right for both you and your child can be a difficult decision, which is why we do our best to make it as easy as possible.
We offer everything you would expect from a registered pre-primary school such as excellent standards of daily care and education, a nurturing and safe environment, freshly prepared food, and well maintained facililities with ample outdoor areas. But what makes Jacaranda Pre-Primary School popular with parents is that we make the child the centre of everything we do and every decision we make.
We believe that you will find that our approach to childcare and education sets the standards rather than just simply following them; an approach that sees beyond the ‘requirements’. For children to be happy they need to be busy and to be busy they need to be engaged with their environment.
Jacaranda Pre-Primary School feels like extended family, easing separation between parent in child in early childhood.
We encourage two-way communication between parents and staff. We are committed to supporting our parents and ensuring the well-being of their children.
Θ We have well-resourced age-appropriate designated areas where children play and learn.
Θ There is some flexibility in our routines to help with parental schedules.
Θ Nutritionally, balanced meals are freshly-prepared on-site.
Θ We engage on multiple electronic communication platforms with parents.
Θ We practice an open-door policy with parents having direct access to the senior management team of the school.
Θ Our services are client-orientated.
Θ Our curriculum framework and childcare is child-centred and developmentally age-appropriate.
Θ Know what is right and what is wrong;
Θ Be willing to share and take turns with others;
Θ Be able to relate to others;
Θ Be curious and able to explore;
Θ Be able to listen and speak with understanding;
Θ Be comfortable and happy with themselves;
Θ Have developed physical co-ordination, healthy habits, participate in and enjoy a variety of learning and arts experiences;
Θ Love their families, friends, teachers and school.
Play is a means to early learning that capitalises on children’s natural curiosity and exuberance. Play is a vehicle for learning and lies at the core of innovation and creativity. It provides opportunities for learning in a context in which children are at their most receptive. Play and academic work are not distinct categories in early years education for young children, and learning and doing are inextricably linked for them.
It has long been acknowledged that there is a strong link between play and learning for young children, especially in the areas of problem solving, language acquisition, literacy, numeracy, and social, physical, and emotional skills. Young children actively explore their environment and the world around them through a process of learning-based play. When children are manipulating objects, acting out roles, or experimenting with various materials, they are engaged in learning through play. Play, therefore, has a legitimate and important role in early learning and can be used to further children’s learning in all areas of the curriculum.
Our effective early childhood learning classrooms make use of play and embed opportunities for learning through play in the physical environment and play activities. Both child-initiated free play and more structured play-based learning opportunities form the foundation of our early learning classrooms. Children are offered choices of learning activities that reflect their developmental stages. The learning activities are designed by the educating team to encourage the children to think creatively, to explore and investigate, to solve problems and engage in the inquiry process, and to share their learning with others.