At Eaglehawk Preschool, we promote the philosophy
that each child is valued and respected equally in a nurturing environment,
where activities and experiences reflect children’s interests, developmental
needs and abilities.
We believe that the preschool environment needs
to be welcoming for children and families. We support families in their
parenting role and have special family days during the year to show that we
value the role families play in their child’s development. We provide play based
activities that follow the interests and needs of the children. Staff support
each other and work well together to achieve the best outcome for
We have an attractive outdoor play space which is
conducive to all types of play. There are plenty of shady areas and a variety of
natural materials used in this area. 'Plants and Nature' is one of our focus
areas and we have a vegetable garden. The children are able to taste some of
these foods as part of our healthy eating program.
We also focus on health and hygiene, road safety,
safety around dogs, music and movement and the development of physical skills,
involving both gross and fine muscle activities. Children are also able to
regularly borrow books from our lending library.