We are a licensed Early Childhood Education and Care Service funded by the The Department of Education and Training. Our experienced educators are fully qualified and are dedicated to providing a high quality and enriched program for young children.

Educational Program

At Briar Hill Preschool we offer an educational play based program with a balance of learning experiences, both indoors and outdoors, that build on children’s interests, abilities and strengths in an environment that is warm, secure and stimulating.  It is through the process of play that children have the opportunity to discover, communicate, problem solve, collaborate, improvise, imagine and create.

We have a holistic approach to learning and aim to foster all areas of children’s development including physical, social, emotional, cognitive and language promoting self-identity and positive self-esteem that assists children to develop to their full potential.

Our environmental emphasis provides the children with the knowledge, skills and actions to develop a beginning awareness to become socially responsible and to show respect and care for our environment.  Through daily routines and environmental practices at kindergarten children learn about sustainability as they help with recycling, composting, gardening and water conservation.

Early Years Learning Framework and Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework

The Educational Program is directly linked to The Early Years Learning Framework, the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework and our Centre Philosophy.  The frameworks are used to design the types of experiences and opportunities that enable and enrich children’s development, support children’s learning, and assess children’s progress towards the five learning outcomes.

These include:
Identity: Children have a strong sense of identity
Community: Children are connected with and contribute to their world
Wellbeing: Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
Learning: Children are confident and involved learners
Communication: Children are effective communicators

Philosophy

We aim to create a warm and welcoming environment where children develop a sense of belonging, feel valued and supported and build self confidence to develop to their full potential.
Our full philosophy describing our approach to learning, the role of educators and the partnership with parents is also available. Click here to view a copy of our philosophy.

We have very experienced, highly dedicated and caring educators at Briar Hill Preschool. Our educators maintain current first aid, CPR, anaphylaxis, asthma and working with children certificates.  Our educators attend professional development each year to keep up with current theories and practices in the early childhood field.

Briar Hill Preschool acknowledges the support of the Victoria State Government.