Welcome to Millner Preschool, a part of Millner Primary School.
Our aim is to develop a happy and co-operative relationship with every child and his or her family. Your child has already learned so much from you, and we encourage you to communicate with us to help us increase understanding of your child. If at any time you would like to discuss your child, or have any problems, please come in and see us, or telephone.
Monday-Friday Teacher: Mrs Varn Baker
Monday-Friday Preschool Assistant
School Principal: Mr Warwick Peter-Budge
Preschool phone: 89 852 061
Millner School phone: 89 481 163
Millner School fax: 89 480 751
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
PRESCHOOL SESSION TIMES
Morning group — 8 -11am Monday to Friday (15 hours per week)
Afternoon group — 12- 3.00pm Monday to Friday (15 hours per week)
THE PRESCHOOL LEARNING PROGRAM
Preschoolers learn best through play.
Play is the major vehicle by which children gain access to the curriculum. High level play sustains interest and motivation because it is self chosen. Play is the child’s natural medium of learning, and much of the knowledge children absorb is best acquired by exploration in the real world.
The Australian Government has developed the Early Years Learning Framework for use in all preschools and childcare centres. There are three principles which underpin all children’s learning:
- A sense of belonging — to feel secure and confident to learn
- A sense of being — about living, respect for self and others, about relationships
- A sense of becoming — refers to change and the growing understanding of, and ability to meet, challenges.
Our program builds on children’s play to develop five main areas:
PHYSICAL — small and large motor skills, manipulation and co-ordination
EMOTIONAL — learning to become a confident, happy person, able to cope with a variety of situations and people in an acceptable way, and developing independence.
SOCIAL — how to get along with others through sharing, turn-taking, discussing conflicts, being responsible for his or her actions, being considerate of others, and accepting the need for group rules.
COGNITIVE — concentration, observation, memory, problem-solving skills, the ability to ask questions and “find out”: introducing mathematical and science concepts (number, size, measurement, shape, weight and volume, natural history). The child’s own ideas are encouraged and extended to deepen their learning.