Lilly Pilly Preschool offers a safe home-like environment based on the National Quality Standard for Early Childhood Education and Care and we are guided by the Early Years Learning Framework
The objectives of Lilly Pilly Preschool include:
- To nurture in each child a sense of Belonging. We recognize that the child's family is their first teacher and we strive to extend on this by helping to make the children feel as comfortable as possible within our Lilly Pilly home. We support the children in their development of trust and security in their relationships with our educators and peers so they are more confident, feel more secure, can be more creative and supported to explore the world of learning. We encourage active curiosity about the world in which they live and an enthusiasm for learning based upon personal satisfaction, involvement, socialisation, communication and sharing.
- To nourish in each child a sense of Being, to experience what is happening now, life in the present. For the children in our care to fully experience being four or five years old without the pressure of feeling rushed or hurried to grow up or be ready for school. For the Kingdom of Early Childhood to be celebrated within our Lilly Pilly home so the children feel celebrated and accepted for who they are and that the children are given space and time to be children.
- For the children to feel supported in their sense of Becoming as they experience changes as they grow, learn and develop and for our educators to honour and respect the unfolding development of the children in our care.
Lilly Pilly Community Preschool aims to achieve these objectives and therefore create a positive learning environment and a place where children feel comfortable, safe and valued. We believe in schools preparing to receive the child rather than preschools preparing the children for school.