Pre-school is a place of magic. There is space, there is adventure and there is permission to be a child. We believe all children are competent learners who need space and opportunity to explore, experiment and take risks. Everything children experience during their day is an opportunity for valuable learning. This includes everyday routines like morning tea, the physical environment, our materials and equipment.
Our Pre-school gives your child space and opportunity to learn and explore – through free play, directed activities and during interactions with other children and adults. You will see the Early Years Learning Framework in practice – each day, teachers set up the environment to reflect children’s interests and needs. A cornerstone of our Pre-school is providing lots of uninterrupted free play – we believe this is how most children learn best. We also provide direction and support for those times when children need it.
Choose from one of these long-day groups:
- Tuesday/Thursday group (4 or 5-year-olds)
- Monday/Wednesday group (4 or 5-year-olds)
- Friday group (for 3-year-olds).
Monday – Thursday: 8.15am – 4.15pm
Friday: 8.45am – 12.45pm
The Pre-school has a large, well-lit and open indoor space. Outdoors, children enjoy the shaded playground, sandpit, picnic table and fresh grass. Preschoolers also use the School facilities during the year including the Libraries, Chapel Hall and Cultural Centre.
Each staff member will love and care for your child and brings years of experience to the Pre-school.
As a community-based Pre-school, everyone is welcome to apply. As part of The Scots School Albury, those who choose to go on to Kindergarten at Scots have a natural progression and are already familiar with the school grounds and facilities.
We offer a great transition into Kindergarten – when a child comes into the Junior School from the Pre-school, we already know the child and have an understanding of their development. The children already feel a part of the Scots community, from knowing where the water bubblers are, to which is their classroom. For some children, making the transition from Pre-school to Kinder can be really traumatic, so transition is important.
After school hours care is provided for children in Pre-school by Camp Australia in one of the nearby Junior School classrooms.
Click here to download the 2017 Pre-school Information Booklet.
Click here to download the 2017 Pre-school Enrolment Form.