The Hive – Preschoolers
Our Teachers strive to provide an array of meaningful preschool experiences that allow children to think, ask, find and evaluate questions and answers setting them up for a successful transition to Primary School. Our ratios in this space are 1 teacher to 8 children and we cater for a maximum of 26 children in this room.
This builds their confidence in their abilities and unique personalities, setting the stage for a lifetime of learning.
We aim for all our preschoolers to:
- Have control over the direction of their learning
- To learn through experiences of touching, moving, listening and observing
- To have relationships with material items in the world that they are able to explore
- To have endless ways and opportunities to express themselves.
We foster the natural development of each child as an individual and the close relationships they share with the environment. We believe all children have rights and should be given the opportunity to develop to their full potential. We see each child as beautiful, powerful, competent, creative, curious and full of potential and ambition.
Our project-based approaches with the Preschoolers allow children opportunities to explore, observe, hypothesise, ask questions and discuss their understanding and findings. This approach allows us to introduce early literacy and numeracy skills through meaningful experiences, to best prepare them for their journey in primary school.