Our Philosophy

Statement of Philosophy:
At Surrey Hills Preschool, we provide a postivite environment built upon mutual respect, encouragement, and consideration of each child’s individuality. When considering the needs of the whole child, we take into account families heritage; community values and beliefs. We provide a play based program that is developmentally and age appropriate and develops the child’s individual strengths, intersts and areas requiring support. We ensure our families and members of the community ae welcomed openly and professionally throughout their journey at Surrey Hills Preschool. As a team we encourage open communication; respectful relationships and support continuous professional development. As Management, we strive to provide effective leadership to reienforce a positive organisational culture and commitment to continuous improvement.

 

Early Learning Frameworks

In 2009 the Victorian Government introduced the VEYLDF – Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework. As a commitment of the Blueprint for Education and Early Childhood Development it has been designed to advance all children’s learning and development. At Surrey Hills Pre-School you will see staff working towards meeting the learning outcomes outlined in the framework with respect to each child͛s individual development. For more information on the VEYLDF you can go to www.education.vic.gov.au/earlylearning or www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/earlyyears

The National Quality Framework took affect on 1st January 2012 replacing existing state licensing and national quality assurance processes. ACECQA (Australian Children͛s Education and Care Quality Authority) aims to raise quality and drive continuous improvement and consistency in education and care services. Surrey Hills Preschool was assessed in March of 2018 and received meeting the requirements in all 7 areas of the National Quality Framework. Further information can be found at www.acecqa.gov.au

Additional Support

The Pre-School welcomes children with unique needs and adopts a flexible approach to coincide with the child’s developmental needs. The staff work with the specialist agencies the child is involved with, as well as the family, so a holistic approach can be taken.

Focus on the Family

The importance of the family and local community is reinforced in all programs and activities. Parents and children are encouraged to socialise and have fun through a wide range of events offered by our very active social committee.

We have events such as a disco night, trivia event, etc. Some of these events raise much needed funds for the kindergarten. Some are purely for social reasons. A family directory is given out early in the year to enable friendships to develop.

Statement of Philosophy:
At Surrey Hills Preschool, we provide a postivite environment built upon mutual respect, encouragement, and consideration of each child’s individuality. When considering the needs of the whole child, we take into account families heritage; community values and beliefs. We provide a play based program that is developmentally and age appropriate and develops the child’s individual strengths, intersts and areas requiring support. We ensure our families and members of the community ae welcomed openly and professinally throughout their journey at Surrey Hills Prescool. As a team we encourage open communication; respectful relationships and support continuous professional development. As Management we strive to provide effective leadershiip to reienfoce a positive organisational culture and commitment to continuous improvement.

 

Early Learning Frameworks

In 2009 the Victorian Government introduced the VEYLDF – Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework. As a commitment of the Blueprint for Education and Early Childhood Development it has been designed to advance all children’s learning and development. At Surrey Hills Pre-School you will see staff working towards meeting the learning outcomes outlined in the framework with respect to each child͛s individual development. For more information on the VEYLDF you can go to www.education.vic.gov.au/earlylearning or www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/earlyyears

The National Quality Framework took affect on 1st January 2012 replacing existing state licensing and national quality assurance processes. ACECQA (Australian Children͛s Education and Care Quality Authority) aims to raise quality and drive continuous improvement and consistency in education and care services. Surrey Hills Preschool was assessed in March of 2018 and received meeting the requirements in all 7 areas of the National Quality Framework. Further information can be found at www.acecqa.gov.au

Additional Support

The Pre-School welcomes children with unique needs and adopts a flexible approach to coincide with the child’s developmental needs. The staff work with the specialist agencies the child is involved with, as well as the family, so a holistic approach can be taken.

Focus on the Family

The importance of the family and local community is reinforced in all programs and activities. Parents and children are encouraged to socialise and have fun through a wide range of events offered by our very active social committee.

We have events such as a disco night, trivia event, etc. Some of these events raise much needed funds for the kindergarten. Some are purely for social reasons. A family directory is given out early in the year to enable friendships to develop.

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