Australia Street Infants School

A school of excellence in early childhood education in NSW

Telephone02 9557 5377

Emailaustralist-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Preschool

Our Philosophy

At Australia Street Infants School Preschool we acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet, the Gadigal clan of the Eora Nation.

Relationships are central to everything we do and create a sense of belonging that is inclusive for all. We value relationships between educators, children, families and community, that are based on mutual respect and understanding.

We view each child as a capable learner, confident to direct their own learning. We understand children must be loved, nurtured and challenged in a way that builds a strong self-image and engenders positive self-esteem. By creating a curriculum that focuses on exploration, discovery and exciting ‘adventures' children are inspired to learn as they learn best.

We believe that play is essential in the lives of young children. Our environment is flexible, stimulating, inviting and purposefully arranged to capture children's interests, ideas and to cater for individual needs. We believe in learning based on collaboration and that education is a shared journey of self- discovery and change.

In providing a stimulating and responsive environment where positive reinforcement and encouragement make learning possible we are creating a foundation that will ensure that our children are prepared to thrive as confident, intelligent and socially aware members of the community. In building these ideals we are building a community that enables children to develop a readiness for transition to school and ultimately a readiness for a lifelong learning journey.

Our programs are guided by the principles and practices of the Early Years Learning Framework. As educators our role is that of facilitator, encouraging, promoting and reinforcing a child's attempts, questions, skill development and discoveries. We believe that each child's learning is enhanced through teacher quality. Therefore, we maintain a commitment towards ongoing professional learning and continuous improvement. We work collaboratively as a team to challenge, question and evaluate our practice so that each child has the best opportunity to access the educational program and reach their full potential.

Our program

Our programs provide many experiences of varying ability levels in each of the developmental areas. This allows for careful monitoring to establish your child's needs and areas of interest. Within our programs, we aim to encourage creative thinking, decision making, problem solving and building on existing theories of the world, whilst challenging and supporting your child to reach their potential. Your child will be encouraged to be an active member of our programs, and assist us to design engaging and stimulating activities which match your child's developing interests and talents.

The role of teachers and carers within the pre-school is to provide a stimulating and interesting environment, where growth and development can take place through establishing social and developmental programs which extend and enrich your child's first experiences of pre-school. Teachers are also responsible for being positive role models and assisting children with behaviour management to encourage development of self-control and positive peer interactions.

For more information please download our preschool information booklet:

Preschool fees

Our Pre-School fees are set by the Department of Education and Training. In 2018, our fees is $47.00 per day and can be paid either weekly, fortnightly or by the term online via the make a payment link or in person at the school office.

How to Enrol

Enrolment information can be found via our school enrolment page.