Imaginations Pre-School Philosophy
Imaginations Pre-School has been established since 2000, with new owners over taking in 2013. Since over taking in 2013, we have created a space where children are valued, recognised for their individual skills, encouraged to explore and investigate within their surrounding environment, and whereby team members collaborate and share in experiences to enhance learning opportunities for children. Imaginations Pre-School values a play-based learning program with a strong focus on children’s interests. Our highly qualified and nurturing team of educators helps to facilitate this.
At Imaginations Pre-school we offer a warm and welcoming learning environment with positive feelings of safety, love and attentive care. This will provide a smooth and positive transition for parents to leave their children in our care.
At Imaginations Pre-School we ensure that:
We value our uniqueness and actively practice inclusion through celebrating and valuing diversity. We acknowledge diversity of culture including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, history, language, ability and values and reflect these in the school environment through our planned events, language lessons and family involvement.
We utilise the environment as the ‘third teacher’ in ways that are purposeful and intentional. We value the use of natural and open-ended materials, that give the children freedom to explore, investigate and question in their own time. We value an engaging, empowering and respectful, inclusive and accessible environment that is encouraging of collaboration and investigation.
Learning occurs in realistic experiences through play and fun which is essential for children’s learning. Children’s interests drive learning through open-ended experiences and resources as well as natural materials. We celebrate learning through fun, play, inquiry and discoveries through reflection and meaningful documentation.
Our Commitments Include:
– Ensuring the rights of the child are always upheld and maintained.
– Each child is valued to succeed regardless of cultural background and/or diverse circumstances.
– Having the highest expectations from our educators.
Our Goals and Aspirations Include:
– To honour family as children’s first teachers and to value the community through regular communication and engagement within our services.
– To engage in continuous and reflective learning to maintain highest levels of education and learning.