The Whales room caters for 4-5 year old children in the year prior to Kindergarten.
We have two teachers, Vicki who has a Bachelor of Teaching-Early Childhood Education, and Justine who has a Diploma of Children’s Services.
Our focus is on preparing children for their transition to more formal styles of education and ensuring children are both stimulated and challenged throughout the routine, activities and experiences.
Our curriculum has a specific emphasis on play-based learning, which recognises the importance of communication and language (including early literacy and numeracy) together with social and emotional development.
We work in partnership with families, using the Learning Outcomes from our Early Years Learning Framework to guide our planning for children’s learning.
We know that in order to engage children actively in learning, we need to identify children’s strengths and interests, choose appropriate teaching strategies and design varied and interesting learning environments.
Our aim is to provide children with an environment where they feel, safe secure and supported as we know that this framework helps to build confident and involved children who naturally have a passion for the role of lifelong learning.