Berry Patch Quality Preschool Programs
Providing opportunities for children to develop necessary skills and attributes early on are goals we strive for. Incorporating the latest in child learning techniques, we prepare them towards the journey to their first year of schooling. We have a very successful transition to school program, developed in conjunction with the local primary schools.
To ease your child into school, the topics covered in our curriculum are tailored to each group’s learning level. These include numeracy, literacy and fundamental movements. We teach these learning areas through a variety of methods including play based experiences, group discussions and small group activities ensuring the children are engaged and have choice in their learning.
Our programs these are created using the EYLF outcomes and the Munch and Move guidelines initiated by NSW Health. The rest of the curriculum is based upon children’s current interests, strengths and needs along with events and celebrations within the community. The learning that takes place around the children’s interests and events/celebrations within the community are shared with you through the class daily journals/day books.
Shaping School-Ready Kids
In addition, children are encouraged to participate in arts and crafts and activities such as name writing and patterning using threading and peg boards. School readiness is also achieved by the use of computers, which older children are free to use. The centre also holds cooking lessons and science experiments.
As with most local preschools, our programs for preschoolers operate during school terms.
Schooldays and day care hours fall within a 7AM-6PM schedule. We treat holidays as special occasions and celebrate them by holding ‘colour’ days and ‘dress-up days’. Parents will be given notice of these events in advance.