The philosophy of Coonamble Pre School underpins our principles and practices, all of which are guided by the National Quality Framework and the Early Years Learning Framework and are demonstrated through our daily practice.

At Coonamble Pre School we believe pre school should be about;

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  • fun, laughter, joy, excitement, building independence, self confidence, friendships and relationships.
  • a safe, welcoming, ’home like’ place to come and belong in, where everyone is welcomed by name.
  • a place you can belong, learn, explore and try new things where you will be supported and encouraged by adults who know who you are, what you are great at, what you know well and like to do (at school and home) and who will help you to become an independent person, developing the skills that you need to thrive (at pre school, school and in life).

Families

  • a welcoming and accepting place that any individual, parent, guardian and family can visit and feel a sense of belonging and pride.
  • having educators that will take the time to get to know you and your family, who will show respect, value what is relevant & current to your family and reflect that within the service
  • having educators with a wealth of experience and training in Early Childhood to talk to your Mum/Dad/Nan/Pop/Family to help them in their huge role as your parent, to give them support/link them to services wherever necessary and to just take the time to stop, chat and talk about our day.
  • supporting families in their role and being passionate about helping families by meeting their individual needs.
  • being committed to open and constructive communication with families through a variety of ways (for example discussions, child portfolios, daily reflection book, newsletters and emails).

Curriculum

  • In-depth planning and thoughtful use in regard to resources, displays and routines that will provide rich learning experiences, opportunities and reflection.
  • having a consistent daily routine that gives children familiarity in their day. The routine is flexible, allowing time during the day for spontaneous play, planned activities, individual, small and large group experiences.
  • a play based curriculum (set within the framework of the daily routine) where educators support children using a variety of teaching methods, including intentional teaching, to enable them to make choices in their work time throughout the day, to become independent learners and thinkers, reaching their individual potential.

Environment

  • Utilising the environment as an invaluable teaching tool and an integral part of the children’s work, allowing children to learn through hands on play.
  • a natural environment, with added elements that is a reflection of our community and the children’s, families and educators lives.
  • providing children with opportunities to develop a positive attitude to caring for their environment and learning how to sustain it.