HopePoint Preschool offers care and education to children aged 3 to 5 years within a Christian environment. We believe the preschool is a learning environment for children and adults. Learning is maximised in an environment when people feel that they belong.
Children are valued for their ability to be creative, their wonder and curiosity, their interest to explore and discover, investigate and problem solve, communicate and share ideas with other children and the educators.
Families are valued for their unique abilities and expertise, family culture, commitment to work, home and community, and their dreams for their children.
Educators are valued for their vision, love and dedication to the children, knowledge, unique skills and abilities and commitment to God, families and each other.
We believe that play-based learning is the foundation of early childhood. Play allows children to “just be” recognising the importance of early childhood. We believe play should be fun, exciting, spontaneous, hands-on, stimulating, relaxing, comforting and challenging.
We believe in integrating biblical teachings within the program through bible stories, songs and prayer to give children the opportunity to learn about God’s love for them.
Planned within the Early Years Learning Framework and the Preschool Philosophy, HopePoint Preschool curriculum offers quality interactions, stories, songs, creative art experiences, crafts, games, large muscle activities, cooking, science projects and nature activities. Planned Language and Music groups offer children opportunities to learn skills they need for the next step in their journey, usually attending formal schooling.
We believe in supporting and developing partnership with families to share in the nurturing and education of their children. We encourage each family to participate in the preschool community in a variety of ways that best suits them.