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ABOUT US

At Watsonia North Pre School we are offering one 3 year old group and two 4 year old kindergarten programs in 2023 and 2024.

 

SESSION GROUPS AND TIMES
 

3-year-old Wombat Group - We offer one 3yo group, with the children attending 7 hrs over 2 days (7 hrs a week).
 

Wombat Group:

Monday: 8.30am - 12am (3.5hrs)  

Wednesday: 1pm - 4pm (3.5hrs)
 

4 year-old program - We can take up to 44 enrolments into our two 4yo kindergarten groups with the children attending 15 hrs per week. Children are allocated into one of two groups: Koala and Bilby.
 

Koala group:
Monday: 12:30pm – 4:30pm
Wed: 8:30am – 12:30pm
Friday: 8:45am – 3:45pm

 

Bilby group:
Tuesday 8:30am – 4pm
Thursday 8:30am – 4pm

 

Kindergarten days are dependent on the group they are in. There are a maximum of 22 children in every session.









 

Session Times 2024
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Our Policies & Child Safety

We place the highest priority on the safety of children. Our policies ensure that we always have the correct practices in place and our staff are trained to deal with a range of scenarios. Both our policies and teacher training are always all kept up to date, putting the children's well being above all else.

The policies adopted by Watsonia North Preschool sit within the National Quality Framework, National Regulations and the National Law. All policies are approved and adopted by the Committee of Management.

Access Watsonia North Pre School Policies

To download and view our policies please click here

 

Watsonia North Preschool Statement of Commitment to Child Safety

Watsonia North Preschool places the highest priority on the safety of children. Our policies ensure that we always have the correct practices in place and our staff are trained to deal with a range of scenarios. Both our policies and teacher training are always all kept up to date, putting the children's well-being above all else.
 

Watsonia North Preschool considers that the physical, psychological and cultural safety of children is pivotal for their learning and development. Watsonia North Preschool is fully committed to providing an environment that embeds the child safe standards.

Watsonia North Preschool:

  • is safe, inclusive and nurturing for all children attending our preschool

  • actively encourages children to express their culture and enjoy their cultural rights

  • actively supports children with additional needs, children at risk of vulnerability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Peoples, and children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

  • creates safe environments where children are free to express their views and concerns, and to be actively involved in decision-making

  • is encouraging of and responsive to children’s contributions

  • promotes social connections between children


Watsonia North Preschool does not tolerate:

  • the physical, sexual, emotional or psychological abuse of children, or any form of child neglect

  • racism, discrimination or prejudice in any form


At Watsonia North Preschool, we have:

  • a code of conduct which includes expected behavioural standards and responsibilities for child safety and well-being

  • risk management procedures and practices to identify and mitigate risks to children’s safety

  • staff who undertake continuous education and training to ensure their child safe knowledge, skills and obligations are up to date

  • knowledge in place to be able to identify children who are at risk of abuse or neglect outside of the preschool

  • relationships with families that ensure their inclusion and participation in decisions affecting their children

  • processes for allowing families to raise concerns regarding their child

  • complaint handling processes which are shared with families, staff and volunteers


Watsonia North Preschool:

  • investigates all incidents relating to child safety

  • reports all allegations of abuse as required by law and by our duty of care, to protect children and families at our preschool

  • shares information when required for child safety and well-being purposes


Watsonia North Preschool regularly reviews its child safe practices to ensure continuous improvement.


If you believe a child is at immediate risk of abuse, phone 000
 

Our Philosophy
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Our philosophy acknowledges that there are four important aspects involved in the children's learning; the child, Parents and families, the Community and the Early Childhood Educators.

Together, we are able to support the child's early year's education and instil the values of lifelong learning.

 

 

Our Kids
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"We're all a little bit different; we're all a little bit the same. That's what makes us special."

(Kathy Walker, 2012)

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