Broken Hill Public School

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Our Preschool Program

Our Preschool Program: 31/2 - 5 year olds

Our Preschool operates Monday to Friday with 2 alternate programs both offering the Federal Government mandatory 15 hours per week in the year prior to attending school for every child.  Your child will be offered the program most suited to their needs after enrolment details are collected, considered and processed.  (Please see attached waiting list application).  Please do not assume enrolment, by submitting an application.  Where working or other commitments, demand a preference, please indicate this on the waiting list application form.

Our program follows the National Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) which has a strong emphasis on play-based learning.  The framework recognises the importance of communication and language (including early literacy and numeracy) and social and emotional development.  More information can be accessed at Australian Children Education and Care Authority (

The staff encourage children to enjoy a combination of planned play, as well as providing many opportunities for open-ended explorative play.  Our classroom and outdoor environment are welcoming and well organised spaces.  The learning centres are carefully arranged to promote active learning and are based on intentional and play based learning outcomes.  Our program allows for flexibility and caters for the children's emerging interests in all curriculum areas.

Play is seen as a crucial medium for learning and development.  It acknowledges the child as capable and resourceful and allows the educators to follow the national guidelines, regulations and standards detailed in the National Quality Framework see more information.

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