At Sadleir Public School Preschool we believe that the Early Childhood environment promotes the foundation of education as a lifelong learner. Sadleir Public School values the central role of education in developing successful citizens of the future and equips students with the knowledge, understanding, skills and values to thrive.
We acknowledge that children are individuals who contribute diversity, experience, family life and community engagement to drive the learning. We believe the children are the centre of the learning environment and as a result the children engage as explorers through open ended, interest based, safe risk play. The program provides space and options for children to ensure they are making choices within the program and displaying or developing their agency.
As educators we welcome, nurture and guide the children through a play based program by extending and challenging individuals to be the best version of themselves. As educators we value an inclusive environment and acknowledge each child’s unique learning, cultural background, unique learning needs and work with families and the community to support the child. We engage in professional learning individually as well as a team to prompt critical reflection and ensure our own knowledge and practice is informed by the most up to date information.
We work collaboratively with families, acknowledging them as the first educators in their child’s life. We continue to work with families to involve and extend their child on their learning journey.
Our environment has been designed to ensure it provides a variety of spaces for children to engage meaningfully with experiences, promote opportunities to collaboratively engage and build relationships. The layout of the preschool furniture has been carefully thought-out to ensure children are maximising their experiences.
The outdoor environment encourages safe risk taking that challenges individual abilities. Through flexible equipment the environment is adaptable to meet the needs of every child.
Our vision at Sadleir Public School is to build pathways to success for all students.
Reviewed August 2021 - K Dixon, L Foat, M Zammit, M Ralph, D Ferreyra