Dunoon Preschool Policies
The Preschool has a policy handbook that covers policies from fees to interactions, from child protection to hygiene. It is freely available to parents to read in both hard copy and digitally. The folder is located in the parent’s library and a digital copy can be emailed to you by contacting the Director or the management committee.
2018 Dunoon Preschool Philosophy
Dunoon Preschool welcomes you to our beautiful community preschool. We delight in getting to know each and every one of you, whether you’re a child or an adult. A preschooler explains that he “likes to have cuddles”. We celebrate big and small successes and support the whole child to play and be a great friend, team member, and an active participant with their creative, curious, reflective, empathetic and problem-solving selves. Our Preschoolers comment along the lines of “we really enjoy making friends, playing and eating with our friends and being with the teachers”
An enthusiastic team of passionate parents form our committee, who, with the highly skilled and dedicated educators, work collaboratively with families to provide considerate governance, care and education for your child. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness of your family’s culture and beliefs and ensure the local Aboriginal culture is embedded in our program. We collaborate as a team of educators and use our combined skills and knowledge to continuously reflect and provide creative and relevant experiences. The “Being, Belonging and Becoming” curriculum, play theory, and endless professional development will inspire our program. We engage the help of other community professionals to add knowledge to our skills base to ensure we are meeting the needs of children, families and staff.
We provide beautiful environments for your child to play, investigate and discover. Everyday children will explore 2 gardens and an indoor space that will stimulate and challenge, whilst being safe and comfortable. Preschoolers explain that they like “the slide in the back garden and playing in the sandpits”. “Don’t forget the home corner, block building and painting!” add some other friends.
Sustainable practises underpin our program and decisions such as what we purchase, what and how we recycle and reuse, talking and demonstrating conservation of energy and water, and spending lots of time in nature, gardening or as a preschooler explains “I love being outside making ‘Wombat Stew’”.
We connect to the community and local schools to ensure that our Preschoolers are active participants in their community and have a comfortable step into school. Siblings and younger children and their families are welcome to participate in our program at any time and through our weekly playgroup sessions, ensuring strong relationships and transitions for the future.