Each room offers a unique service catering for various age groups with a specific purpose.
This room offers a program centred on the needs of children who are three years old. The program incorporates toilet training, caters to the interests of this age group and is sensitive to children that haven't been without mum or dad before. This room is designed for 18 children.
This room caters for children who are four years old and offers a program centred on the needs of children the year before they attend kindergarten or 'Big School'. The program incorporates:
- school readiness,
- a transition to school program,
- early literacy and numeracy.
This room is designed for 20 children.
This room caters for a mixed age group of children aged between three and five years. The room has been designed with working families in mind offering an extensive program that caters to each child's individual needs. A specially formulated vacation program operates over school holiday periods where every day is action packed fun! This room caters for 20 children.
Is held on a Wednesday morning 9:30am - 11:30am. This session caters for 0-5 year olds accompanied by a parent, grandparent or carer. For a small fee an indoor and outdoor play session is co-ordinated by a qualified Child Care Worker.
This service is available to both families who use the preschool and families in the Raymond Terrace Community. This service is an excellent way to meet other families in the area and to access information on children and their development. A great stepping stone into the preschool programs.
This service is co-ordinated by the Special Education Centre from Newcastle University and is held on a Friday from 9:30am - 2:30pm. Early intervention caters for 10 children with additional needs and provides integration into mainstream preschool.
We employ university trained Early Childhood teachers in each room who are supported by Child Care Workers with Certificate III in Children's Services. Staff have numerous years experience with children and hold First Aid qualifications and regularly attend in-service programs to keep up to date with changes in our field. An additional support worker is employed for any children with special needs.