St John’s Preschool exists to serve a need in the community, through teaching and sharing God’s love. We are committed to providing high quality education and care in a Christian environment. We work in partnership with North Ryde Anglican Church to share the gospel with our community.
We strive to create an environment that is welcoming and caring, a place where children, families, educators and the community feel valued and respected – a place to belong.
We believe that all children have the right to high quality education and care. Our program is designed to encourage all children to be actively involved in their own learning. We recognise the individuality of children and strive to provide environments where children are provided with the space and time to explore, investigate and research. We believe children learn best through play where they have time to discover, develop and practice skills, make choices and have an opinion, take risks, experience success and learn from failures.
Our programs and environments, both indoor and outdoor, are designed to be inclusive, promote competence, independent exploration and investigation, ensuring that children have adequate opportunities to engage in discovery and learning at their own pace and leisure.
As educators and staff, we seek to act in the best interest of children and families, providing a safe environment for children to grow, learn and develop. We are responsive to children’s interests, needs and strengths and draw on our understanding of child development and theories and the Early Years Learning Framework as the basis for education.
Educators are encouraged to constantly reflect on and evaluate the program, children’s learning and their own personal learning and goals.
At St John’s Preschool, we recognise that families are vital in children’s learning and seek to work in partnership with all families to ensure the best outcome for children. We seek to form strong relationships within our local community and value its role in educating and preparing children to be active participants in the world in which they live.
We strive to be a community that is embedded in sustainable practices, teaching the children, families and wider community how to be respectful and care for the environment and world around them.
At St John’s Preschool we are committed to continuously improving our practices and are dedicated to providing a nurturing, caring environment and community in which children, families, educators and staff can belong, be and become all that they can be.