3-5 Years
School Readiness
We instil a love of lifelong learning, to allow every child to reach their full potential.

Starting school is an exciting time in a child’s lifelong learning journey. During School Readiness our educators encourage your child to have a sense of belonging and build their natural desire to engage with educational programs for life.

Traditionally, school readiness programs have focused on a child’s academic abilities, but early childhood professionals understand that social, emotional and physical aspects of the child must be nurtured in order for their intellectual or academic areas to grow.

Lifelong Learning: School Readiness stimulates young minds, builds confidence, resilience and positive self-image, and supports your child’s transition to school, preparing them for a positive start. It acknowledges all children are capable of achievement and helps our educators the meet each child’s individual needs.

Our educators promote development in four key areas:

Social connectivity - through group play and engagement, respectful practice, dramatic play and creative arts.
Foundational learning - through inquiry-based learning and research, mathematical concepts and early literacy.
Emotional confidence – through opportunities for self-expression, exploring identity and mindful practices.
Physical health and wellbeing – through encouraging physical independence, fundamental movement skills, personal care and connecting with the natural world.
How you can help
How you can help
Social connectivity
Help your child to ‘use their words’ to ask questions and communicate their thoughts and needs.
Encourage your child to participate in group games to support cooperation and team work.
Establish relationships with other children and families who will attend the same school.
Encourage pro-social behaviours such as listening, turn-taking, patience and empathy.
Provide opportunities for your child to be responsible for household tasks, such as collecting mail, setting the table, folding washing or feeding pets.
Support the concept of participation and involvement rather than competition and winning.
Emotional confidence
Talk positively about school and what your child can expect. Share your own stories about your school memories.
Visit the school and show your child where their classroom, toilet, library and office are located.
Show confidence in your child and their ability to cope with the new environment.
Listen to your child and encourage them to express their feelings constructively.
Support their natural curiosity and nurture their interest in learning.
Encourage your child to ask for help.
Foundational learning
Read stories with your child and encourage enjoyment in books and story-telling.
Introduce concepts such as numbers, letters, colours and shapes.
Provide opportunities to practice using pencils, crayons and scissors.
Encourage your child to ask questions and engage in finding answers.
Support their natural curiosity and nurture their interest in learning.
Sit with your child and encourage concentration and perseverance.
Physical health and wellbeing
Provide opportunities for your child to practice opening and closing their own school bag, lunch boxes and food packaging.
Support your child to be independent with toileting and dressing. Give your child practice at dressing themselves in their uniform, including jumpers, shoes and socks.
Reinforce the importance of personal hygiene, such as washing hands and wiping their nose.
Engage in physical play with your child, including climbing, balancing, building and dancing.
Establish routines, including for sleep, physical activity and a healthy diet.