“Children thrive when families and educators work together in partnership to support young children’s learning.” (Early Years Learning Framework 2009. p. 9)

Parents are the most important people in a child’s life, and by sharing information about your child – their interests and their learning journey, you can make a valuable contribution to the development of the curriculum. Our Educators look forward to working closely with you.

Active parent involvement helps to create a learning environment which is strong and supportive, as well as warm and caring. St John’s Preschool is managed by a voluntary Management Committee and we require four parent representatives to serve in this capacity.  Serving on the committee or sub-committee provides an opportunity to work with other parents and church representatives on key decisions and directions for the Preschool.

Some of the ways that families can be involved

  • Talking with the educators about your child’s interests, learning and skills
  • Sharing photos of significant family events for the children to discuss in the program
  • Joining us for a session to assist the children with activities and games, or by reading to children during session time
  • Cooking with the children
  • Playing a musical instrument
  • Extending the curriculum by sharing occupations, culture, interests or skills
  • Attending events such as Preschool Church Services, Parent Meetings and Social Functions
  • Reading newsletters and notice boards
  • Assisting with excursions – we have regular excursions to the library
  • Reading policies and giving feedback on policies and program
  • Contributing to our Quality Improvement Plan
  • Donating resources such as recyclable or natural materials