When a child feels free to explore, imagine and create, their memories will be wondrous!
At Atwell Pre-Kindy we wish for every child who spends time with us to become a happy and confident little person.
When given a secure, safe, supportive and imaginative environment and along with the care and guidance of staff and parents working together, we believe all children can develop the skills they need to learn, and to enjoy life.
We recognise play as an important facilitation of learning. Play for each child is intense, purposeful and serious. We will recognise individual needs through observation and offer the life experiences required to advance through play while providing them with time to learn.
Atwell Pre-Kindy is a reflection of the child’s home where they feel warmth and security. Each child is known as an individual and accepted and programmed for as such.
They feel a respect and ownership of the Pre-Kindy. Their work is displayed at their level and they are encouraged to change the displays. Ideas are discussed and encouraged; this has a bearing on the program. Children work from learning centres using open-ended activities. All resources and materials are accessible, encouraging the children to make problem solving decisions and creative choices to enhance their ideas.
Children need to learn as individuals with a program allowing them, to develop at their own pace, increasing their self-esteem, confidence and knowledge. They are encouraged to join in all the organisation of activities to care for their Pre-Kindy. When using all their senses and “doing”, they can develop their social, emotional, cognitive, physical and creative skills.
Their time with us will be happy, full of fun and lots of smiles … everything that creates wonderful childhood memories!
“Play is in essence untouchable, a private experience, a unique and novel and fascinating part of childhood” Otto Weininger.
Genuinely Care, help progress and reach their goals, provided with confidence to grow. Fell safe and welcome. Individual needs are observed and met. Staff are caring. Provided with a safe haven to stretch their own boundaries through play. Love how mindfulness/yoga is incorporated into their day. Play spaces are created that invite children to want to be involved. Constant communication to parents through newsletters and photos to track their child’s day.
Lots of Fun, love painting, we play outside. We play with our friends. I like playdoh. Lots and lots of toys. We do lots of fun things. The morning song is the best. My teachers like my shoes, they are my fast running shoes. There is trucks and cars. I build towers with the blocks. I love my teachers. We play all the time.