Helensburgh Community Preschool
From our Director Kobie Connor
We believe in celebrating the stage of development that each child is in at the present moment, without rushing them to meet milestones that they may not be ready for.
By forming in depth relationships with each child, educators are able to challenge children while giving them a secure base to challenge themselves from. We believe that it is our role as early childhood educators to encourage a lifelong love of learning and, along with any life transition, preparation for the change of attending school is vitally important.
Skills such as resilience and independence underpin our school readiness planning and will be evident in the centre’s overall program.
What Parents are Saying About Helensburgh Community Preschool
“Experienced professional and friendly educators who make the time to give you specific feedback about your child’s social development and learning progress”
“I love everything about BFS Helensburgh. The staff, level of attention and care, structured education balances with play, communication between staff and parents, etc.”
“We love the staff at the Helensburgh Big Fat Smile. They are always welcoming and the kids love to learn with them.”
“Big Fat Smile Helensburgh Is a wonderful preschool, I love sending my child each week knowing that he will be engaged, educated and most of all have fun. He loves getting involved with experiments and other activities that the preschool offers. The staff at BFS Helenburgh are simply amazing, always encouraging and helpful. Jane is a fantastic Leader and Dimi has been wonderful prepping the students for Kindergarten. I highly recommend BFS to all my friends and family.”
Helensburgh Community Preschool is centrally located in the middle of town and we have a large natural playspace including natural cubby houses, vegetable patch, mudpie kitchen and large sandpit.
Experienced, long term staff have made a commitment to remain updated on new and emerging research. They encouraging emerging literacy, numeracy and STEM skills and utilise technology within a variety of experiences. We believe that preparation for school is much more than expecting a four year old child to sit and complete a stencil, they are capable of much more than this.
We do believe that, along with any life transition, preparation for the change of attending school is vitally important. We have an extensive transition to school program, work closely with our local schools and will always inform families of important dates and events that will help children be emotionally prepared for the changes that will occur.
Lastly by utilising the team of Big Fat Smile “creatives” such as musician, artists and nature play experts we enhance our programs.
What to bring?
Change of clothes in a bag
Morning tea and lunch
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Smiles all round!
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