Rangeview Pre-School has been a part of this community for almost 60 years. We believe that children learn best through play – in a safe, secure environment that nurtures and values each child. We believe that children are inquisitive, capable, and unique individuals who actively construct their own understandings and learning from diverse experiences and environments.
Our Educators support and encourage children’s learning by providing opportunities that promote co-operation, sharing, acceptance and respect for children’s feelings and the importance of valuing ideas from peers.
Rangeview Pre-School’s early childhood programs reflect the Early Childhood Learning Frameworks (VEYLDF & EYLF Belonging, Being & Becoming). Our programs aim to provide children with the opportunity to have meaningful experiences that help them to develop a sense of identity, understand their contribution to their world, become effective communicators and learners and develop a strong sense of well-being.
Our learning environments encourage children to expand their thinking and to interact and work collaboratively and respectfully in groups or individually. As the children experience the joy of play they explore, improvise, create, experiment, question and discover with peers, educators, outdoor experiences and the natural environment.
Rangeview Pre-School recognise families as a child’s first educator and outcomes for children are best achieved by working in partnership with families. We encourage communication, participation, shared information and opportunities to be a part of decision making. We welcome and encourage family’s interest, support and involvement in our pre-school community.
We acknowledge, respect and value diverse families and cultures and believe these diversities offer richness to our curriculum and provide opportunities to learn about differences, similarities, compassion and community acceptance.
We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people, the traditional custodians of the land and waterways and share this with our children and their families, as we pay our respects to elders past, present and future.
Our Educators are nurturing, respectful and encouraging and we value each staff member’s contributions, skills, knowledge and experience. Rangeview Pre-School acknowledges that learning is life-long and we are committed to professional development for all our educators as we endeavour to provide high quality education and care for our children.
We believe that when children feel safe, secure and supported they grow in confidence to explore and learn.