At Paratea we are committed to providing a vibrant and flexible environment that supports learning and responds to the interests and abilities of each child. We incorporate the beautiful natural landscape that surrounds our kindergarten to educate and encourage children to care for the land, skies and waterways as Bunjil would like. Our commitment to the Marrung Aboriginal Education Plan enhances our partnership with the Bunurong people, the traditional owners of the land in which we live, learn and play.
Our play based program provides opportunities for children to grow, discover, create and imagine. We acknowledge children as capable, competent and co-contributors who actively participate in their own learning. Our inclusive program recognizes the individual learning styles of all children and value families for their unique contributions to our preschool.
We encourage parents input as we believe when educators and families hold high reasonable expectations for all children, their learning potential is maximised. Through family engagement Paratea Preschool has a strong community culture which we continue to develop. Our intention is to support children to be kind, respectful and confident contributors to their community and the world.