What you need to know
Here are the top five questions we get asked about our Preschool rooms. You can find more answers on our Frequently Ask Questions page.
Can you follow the same routine we follow at home?
We know how important it is to support families so we’ll do our best to incorporate aspects of your home routine. You will find we provide a more structured day in the Preschool rooms in order to prepare your child for school.
What do I need to pack for my child’s day?
We provide just about everything, so you only need to pack a hat, change of clothes and a sheet set if your child has a nap. Favourite teddies always welcome!
Do you provide meals?
Yes, we provide all meals including a nutritious breakfast, a hot lunch and morning and afternoon tea. Check our yummy menus.
Can you help with toilet training?
Yes, We’re more than happy to help your child through toilet training – you’ll find your child transitions quite quickly as they’re keen to join their friends who are out of nappies and into big kid undies!
Your child’s day
Although each day’s schedule varies, the general routine for your preschooler looks like this:
8.00am: Outdoor play
9.00am: Morning tea
10.00am: Indoor play and art
11.00am: Planned group learning activities
12.00 pm: Hot lunch
1.00pm: Nap time or indoor activities
2.00pm: Story time and music
2.30 pm: Afternoon tea
3.00pm: Outdoor play and ball game skills
4.00pm: Late snack
4.30pm: Indoor play
The Preschool program
Our Preschool program reflects the key learning areas and outcomes prescribed by the Early Years Framework.
The framework outlines the learning outcomes for children:
- Children have a strong sense of identity
- Children are connected with and contribute to the world
- Children have a strong sense of well being
- Children are confident and involved learners
You can read the full Early Years Learning Framework for Australia here (PDF)
Australian Sign Language
Our program incorporates Key Word Sign. We believe that signing can help with speech development and it enables babies to start communicating at an earlier age.
We find it helps younger children better communicate their needs (and in turn reduce frustration and temper tantrums). Older children find signing lots of fun, it gives them the opportunity to communicate with younger siblings and those from the deaf community.
Get in touch
If you’d like to learn more about Dee Why Kindergarten, or want to enrol your child, please contact us, or call us on (02) 9972 9720.