Enrolment & fees
At Little Ark Preschool, we believe that high-quality early education and childcare for young children promotes their development and learning. When care is consistent, developmentally sound, and emotionally supportive, there is a positive effect on the child, the family and the greater community.
Little Ark Preschool strives to ensure that each child’s physical, intellectual, emotional and social needs are met in a safe, nurturing, caring, supportive and inclusive environment. We support children to feel a sense of belonging, being and becoming in order for them to be constructive contributors to the community and to respect and care for each other and the environment.
We believe that a child is a capable and resourceful individual regardless of their age and each achievement or milestone can be furthered and built upon by attentive and knowledgeable educators. Our program is inclusive of all children regardless of their ability. Plans reflect the individual child's needs and where appropriate resource workers will be utilised.
We believe a play-centered curriculum is highly beneficial and this is the medium in which children’s learning is enhanced. Through play children are able to take advantage of endless opportunities, satisfy curiosities, explore and make sense of their world.
A child’s earliest development and learning takes place through their relationships, particularly within families, who are a child’s first and most influential educators. As a result, we recognise the importance of communication, teamwork and collaboration with families and inter-related agencies. Families are encouraged to share their culture, language and home experiences with the preschool. We emphasise partnerships with families.
Through ongoing observations and evaluations, we aim to provide enriching experiences that encourage and promote learning and development. Our program not only covers the areas of language, cognitive, social/emotional, fine motor and gross motor development, but also provides for the holistic child. We believe that children prepare for school in an environment that is inviting and reflective of everyday experiences.
Little Ark Preschool regularly observes, documents and evaluates all new industry practices, to continually update and improve the quality of service and standard of care and education we provide. We look to the National Quality Framework for Children’s Services and The Early Years Learning Framework to guide our practices and we acknowledge that learning is life-long and so we are committed to ongoing professional development.
It is our aim to provide a safe home like Christian environment, which supports the specific needs of our families, based on open communication. We aim to provide a curriculum, which is challenging, stimulating and educationally sound.