Education is experiencing and understanding, which comes from personal participation and involvement. Learning is listening, looking, living, caring and experiencing. Children are actively involved in learning in a stimulating, safe and nurturing learning environment.
Our philosophy is simple, we believe children learn from real things and from things they actually experience in their environment. We believe all children are individuals who develop at their own pace. We feel play is essential to each child’s development. Play is the process by which feelings, ideas and experiences are expressed and organised into a child’s world.
We have an open door policy where families are welcome at any time at preschool. We value the relationships that are developed between children and their families and the preschool educators.
Members of the Management Committee are parents who have a child attending Richmond Preschool and is a financial member. All parents are encouraged to offer their service as a member of the Management Committee and are invited to our AGM in February. Meetings are held twice a term in the evening at preschool.
How We Operate
Richmond Preschool is an early learning educational centre for preschool children. Each child’s day is planned to give him or her a variety of activities and experiences, which encourage his or her emotional, intellectual, physical and social development.
The educators demonstrate their commitment to the early childhood profession by attending professional development workshops each year to remain up to date with their knowledge and practices.
Richmond Preschool has been assessed against the National Quality Standards for Early Childhood Education and Care and school care (August 2018) and is currently rated meeting overall.