Preschool Room (Qld Kindergarten Funded Program)
3 years to 5 years
The staff ratios in this room are 3 staff members and 24 children. The preschool room has a qualified Early Childhood Teacher. The emphasis of the preschool room is on encouraging children to play a larger part in the planning process while developing skills that will be used at BIG school.
In the Preschool room staff closely monitor the children’s ever changing interests and then base learning around these experiences to ensure that the learning has intrinsic meaning and value to the children.
Opportunities are offered in the preschool room for children to learn through:
- Music, Singing and Dancing
- Drama and Role Play
- Creative Arts
- Physical play
Under the funding guidelines from the QLD Government the centre needs to offer a 15 hour a week program over 40 weeks. The preschool room program runs from 9:00am—2:00pm everyday. Whenever the program will not be offered by a qualified teacher for eg, holiday periods the parents will be notified in writing. Notification of these changes can be found in the foyer.
The Staff in our Preschool Room
Preschool Teacher - Claire who has a Bachelor of Primary Teaching and Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood. She has been in the industry since 1996.
Educator - Kimberley who has a Diploma, she has been in the industry since 2012
Educator- Dorothy who has a Certificate 3 in Children’s Services and has been in the industry since 2006
Educator- Lesley who has a Certificate 3 in Children’s Services and has been in the industry since 1993