When playing, children explore social relationships, experiment, explore, discover, and solve problems, while being encouraged to be creative and use their imagination.
Safe Spaces for Learning
Our learning environment invites curiosity and supports development as the children make choices, accept challenges, explore ideas, appreciate beauty, appreciate diversity and ask questions while feeling safe and supported.
Rated exceeding by ACECQA
We are committed to providing a service and level of education which is of the highest quality, representing exceeding in relation to the Australian National Quality Standards for Early Childhood Education and Care Services.
Singleton Heights Pre-School is a not-for-profit community based centre, located in Dorsman Drive, Singleton Heights, opposite the Singleton Heights Public School.
We are committed to the education and development of all children, including those with disabilities and diverse needs and those with individual health needs. We also respect and support the inclusion of children with Aboriginal / Torres Strait Islander heritage as well as those from all cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
The Pre-School has four classrooms, providing education and care for 80 children each day, aged 3 - 6 years of age. The pre-school is open between 8.30am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday, with children attending between 8.30am and 4.00pm, during school terms.
We are committed to providing a service and level of education which is of the highest quality, representing excellence in relation to the Australian National Quality Standards for Early Childhood Education and Care Services. This ensures the quality of:
Educational program and practice
Children’s health and safety
Relationships with children
Governance and leadership
The physical environment
The collaborative partnerships with families and community
Programming for Our Indoor & Outdoor Environments
A planned program of activities is offered each day for both the indoor and outdoor environments, which promote the importance of play for learning.
The children will engage in relationships, explore and discover, practice, problem solve, reflect, research, negotiate, show respect for our environment where all activities / pursuits are developmentally appropriate for children and their learning is supported by experienced, qualified and caring staff who work in partnership with the families.
Children Learn Through Play
Play & Development
Every child is a unique person with their own interests, learning style, growth timetable, and culture.
The educational program at Singleton Heights Pre-School is based upon the children's active involvement in a variety of planned and spontaneous activities and experiences.
The curriculum is child initiated and teacher guided allowing children to make their own choices while catering for individual and group interests, needs, development and strengths.
When given the time, space, and environment, a child will ask questions to gain knowledge, construct new ideas and link them to existing knowledge and make sense of their world.
The Value of Community Partnerships
The Pre-School is proud of our links with our local community, and we value our relationships with services, agencies, individuals and specialists.
These include partnerships with Glencore Open Cut Mine, relationships with Aboriginal Elders, local nursing homes, Singleton Tidy Towns, the Dyson Family Foundation and local schools.
Term 1 Dates 2024
31st January to 12th April