Media Officer - Sarah Jones
Our foundations in the Yamba community were established in 1983. We acknowledge the foresight and hard work of the successive committees and community to fundraise and build the existing centre. We strive to continue to extend and develop a centre that is worthy of the needs of the community through collaborative partnerships.
We believe all children are active participants in their own learning through play and that learning should be fun, stimulating and engaging. At all times children’s rights and best interests are respected, challenged, encouraged, praised and every child is capable of success.
The children at Yamba Preschool voiced their thoughts and promises - to look after the environment, to be respectful of others and kind to our friends and to have a fun time and be happy.
We believe through secure relationships, children will develop confidence, feel respected, valued and their voices heard. Acknowledging that they construct their own understandings, contribute to the learning of others and participate in the decisions that affect them.
We acknowledge the importance of connection to the natural world as being essential to the child’s wellbeing.
We aim to provide, promote and support children to be active agents for sustainable and environmental practices underpinned by safety, education, exploration, respect and friendship.
We believe that each child and their family are important and unique, recognising that families are the child’s first and most influential teachers. Families’ beliefs and values will be respected through active communication and collaboration to ensure the child’s learning and wellbeing is holistic.
The team at Yamba Preschool are advocates for quality outcomes for children, understanding that lifelong learning, current knowledge, collaboration and reflection sustain best practice. Educators are engaged, passionate and active participant’s in learning alongside our children.
Together Yamba Preschool understands that continuous improvement, best practices and quality outcomes are paramount to remaining contemporary. Current conversations, research and understandings are critically reflected on to inform our unique service.