Zoey is our Preschool teacher who develops and implements our 3-5 Curriculum's, including our school readiness program. Zoey is a qualified teacher who holds her Bachelor of Teaching & Learning, Early Childhood, Diploma of Education & Care, and Advanced Diploma in Community Sector Leadership. Zoey was born in Darwin and for the past 12 years has been working directly in Early Childhood Education & Care.
Utilising both the Early Years Learning Framework “Belonging, Being & Becoming” and the Australian Curriculum Outcomes which are used in all government schools, our Curriculum learning goals and experiences aim to support skills preschool aged children can use now and when they start school. We will work in partnership with your family to develop shared individual goals for your child, as our Preschool Curriculum considers the whole child with recognition of the importance of their family as their first teacher.
We respect that each child is already capable of making their own decisions while they are with us, which is why our Preschool Curriculum supports not only learning pre-learning concepts but social & emotional readiness for school. We want our children to be happy lifelong learners who learn at their own pace, so we ensure we use their interests and developmental level when planning for them.
We strive to create a warm, welcoming and stimulating environment for all children in our Preschool room. Preschool has a flexible routine which allows for children to engage in a range of learning experiences both indoors and outdoors. These experiences are specifically designed to meet and extend all children’s needs, interests, skills and current knowledge.
Our Educators use both structured and unstructured play and learning experiences, incorporating intentional teaching, spontaneous play and parent input, to strengthen and extend children’s development.
We believe that children learn best through play and it is such play experiences combined with a range of group times, that foster a love of learning and help all children to be successful learners now and in the future. It is through the participation in these learning experiences that children acquire the ability to work and play cooperatively with peers, to follow instructions and to respect others around them.
We encourage children in the Preschool room to develop and strengthen their independence through making choices, contributing ideas and to manage their own behavior using their communication and negotiating skills.
We believe communication is the most important tool to develop and maintain strong and personalised relationships between our Educators and families. We use a wide range of methods to communicate within the room, such as conversations, telephone calls and our online child portfolio program, Storypark. Click here to learn more about how Storypark can keep you in touch with your child's day.
We would love you to visit our Preschool Room, meet our team and discuss how we can work with you to meet the needs of you and your child.