About Us

We are a community run centre for children between the ages of 3 and school age. The centre is licensed and funded by the Department of Education and Communities, whose regulations maintain high standards of service and a quality education programme. 

The staff consists of a teacher/director, with 3 years of University training and over 20 years teaching experience and 1 experienced assistant with Cert III Childrens Services and over 10 years at our preschool. When the need arises, we employ casual staff with experience and qualifications, endeavoring to give the children as consistent primary caregivers as we are able to. All staff work closely with the children , in a maximum ratio of 1:10, providing an atmosphere of caring and acceptance, with stimulating and creative activities which are designed to facilitate the full development of each child and to prepare them for further experiences. 

The staff are encouraged and supported by the management committee, to undertake ongoing training, keeping up with current and new trends in Early Childhood Education, and to put into practice in the classroom, theory or practical ideas they have learned during the courses or seminars. 

We have included some of the more relevant policies you may need during your child’s preschool career. We have a more comprehensive policy folder which is available for your perusal anytime. Our Quality Improvement Plan is also available. We welcome your feedback and input. There is a monthly meeting which you are welcome to attend to voice your opinions. 

Again welcome to our Preschool, we hope you and your little ones enjoy your time here!

The Program

• Children feel safe, secure and supported 

• Children develop their emerging autonomy, inter-dependence, resilience and sense of agency 

• Children develop knowledgeable and confident self identities 

• Children learn to interact in relation to others with care, empathy and respect .

• Children develop a sense of belonging to groups and communities and an understanding of the reciprocal rights and responsibilities necessary for active community participation 

• Children respond to diversity with respect 

• Children become aware of fairness 

• Children become socially responsible and show respect for the environment

• Children become strong in their social and emotional wellbeing 

• Children take increasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing

• Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity 

• Children develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, enquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating 

• Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another 

• Children resource their own learning through connecting with people, place, technoloigies and natural and processed materials

• Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes 

• Children engage with a range of texts and gain meaning from these texts 

• Children express ideas and make meaning using a range of media 

• Children begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work 

• Children use information and communication technologies to access information, investigate ideas and represent their thinking.

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Contact us

  • (02) 6974 1243
  • ariahparkpreschool@hotmail.com
  • Memorial Hall, Pitt St, Ariah Park NSW 2665
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