At Birralee Pre-School, we present a program which is developmentally based. The social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of each child is assessed and planned for through natural, spontaneous play facilitating growth towards the next stage of development. The child must therefore act on his or her environment to finally make sense out of his or her world.
With the direction of The ‘Department of Education & Training’ (DET) in relation to The Victorian Early Years Learning Framwork (EYLF), the teachers role is to promote active learning across all categories of knowledge by providing an environment in which each child can explore activley with all the senses, use his/her body, practice his/her developing skills, develop independence, and exercise creative abilities. The teacher is constantly encouraging each child to be autonomous, to interact with others, to recognise and resolve his/her own conflicts, to be curious and to be confident in what he/she does.
We believe children learn best by doing rather than being told, so active learning is the heart of our developmentally orientated pre-school program.
We are a feeder Kindergarten to Holy Saviour Primary School, Weeden Heights Primary School and Livingstone Primary School.
The philosophy of Birralee Pre-school is to encourage children to learn and grow by providing a foundation of developmentally appropriate experiences allowing all children to succeed in a safe and nurturing environment
We support and meet the needs of each child, in addition to the expectations of the families. We believe that parents are the first and foremost teachers of their children and the most effective learning occurs when home and preschool form a united partnership. Each child is unique and we do our best to nurture the intrinsic gifts in a secure and friendly atmosphere. Children learn best through meaningful play, our play-based, child centered programs reflect the integration of physical, cognitive, social, emotional, language, self-help and aesthetic areas for the total development of the child. Meaningful play encourages curiosity, discovery and problem solving which allows individual growth and development of a positive self-image.
We follow the VEYLDF and EYLF as our curriculum and are subsidised by the government