From 3 to 6 years

Our team of caring and qualified teachers offers a full preschool program that helps your child develop their social, intellectual, creative and emotional skills. We aim to give your child the confidence and high self-esteem they need to prepare them perfectly for big school.

Our preschool is divided into three age-based classrooms to help us give our small group activities more focus.

We offer a full program of planned learning activities with a special focus for the older children on preparing them for school. Our program has been developed in collaboration with local school principals and includes:

  • School readiness program
  • Resilience and social skills development
  • Pre-literacy
  • Pre-numeracy
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)
  • Sustainability and the natural environment
  • Music and movement
  • Fundamental movement program
  • Indigenous education and acknowledgment
  • Construction and manipulative play
  • Dramatic play
  • Visual arts program
  • Mindfulness & Meditation
Child Care Dee Why

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:

7.00am:  Breakfast
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 Mindfulness relaxation and Indoor activities
2.30pm: Indoor/Outdoor play
3.00 pm:  Progressive Afternoon tea
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

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.

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