Philosophy and aims of Jindera Preschool

At Jindera Preschool we incorporate the National Quality Standards and the Early Years Learning Framework (DEEWR 2009) into our daily practices.

We aim to develop children to their full potential and capabilities with a view to enhancing their development, skills, thoughts and values that will assist them in later life.

The Preschool understands the importance of providing a safe and secure environment while also accepting that learning requires taking risks and accepting new challenges.

Philosophy & Aims

We understand that early childhood is a time when children acquire skills for lifelong learning.

The child’s family is the principal caregiver and educator of their child and the partnership formed between Educators, children and family is the most significant factor in the child’s development while at the Preschool. “Educators honour the histories, cultures, languages, traditions, child rearing practices and lifestyle choices of families” – Belonging, Being, Becoming – The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia.

We understand that early childhood is a time when children acquire skills for lifelong learning. Presenting children with an increasing awareness of environmental responsibility and guiding Preschool practices, promotes their interest in their world. Education and care settings are places to learn about self, others and the world. Educators foster children’s capacity to understand and respect the natural environment and the interdependence between people, plants, animals and the land. Educators and children work together to show respect, care and appreciation for the natural environment.

We encourage parents to take an active role in all Preschool activities and aim to provide opportunities for the children to be involved in reciprocal relationships with the local community.

The aim of the program is to offer the children choices and for the children to gain independence, self-confidence and to be inquisitive learners.

The Preschool’s aim is to foster positive and considerate behaviour based on control of self and understanding and appreciation of other peoples’ needs, right’s and feelings.

The Preschool is non-discriminative and all children have equal opportunities, regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, special needs and family and economic status.