Our Preschool

Preschool Philosophy Statement

Because we believe children are unique and bring a diverse range of strengths, interests and experiences to our community, in our preschool you will see children reflecting upon and making decisions that affect them, while recognising that their actions have purpose and impact.

Because we believe children are capable and curious about the world around them, in our preschool you will see children actively exploring, taking risks, communicating, problem solving, learning, playing and sharing what they know and can do.

Because we believe in establishing a foundation for lifelong learning, in our preschool you will see educators co-constructing authentic learning experiences, intentional interactions and appreciation of the individual learning styles of each child.

Because we believe in positive partnerships with families, in our preschool you will see a collaborative team approach that not only benefits each child but also strengthens the whole Duffy Primary School community.

Because we believe and value cultural diversity, in our preschool you will see children actively demonstrating our school values of respect, responsible and inclusive.

Preschool Handbook

The Preschool Information Handbook for parents is a summary document of key information about our preschool, please contact the school if you have any questions regarding preschool.

Session times

Bilbies and Echidnas: Monday, Tuesday and odd week Wednesdays 9:00am – 3:00pm

Joeys: Thursday, Friday and even week Wednesdays 9:00am – 3:00pm

Preschool policies and procedures

Duffy Preschool policies and procedures are available for viewing by parents and carers at any time.

The ACT Education and Training Directorate policies are available at: https://www.education.act.gov.au/publications_and_policies/policies

A hard copy of the Law and Regulations is available at the Preschool and can also be accessed using the following links:

ACECQA - Australian Children's Education & Care Quality Authority - National Law

Education and Care Services National Regulations (2011 SI 653) - National Regulations