We believe that children learn best through play. Teachers consequently plan and implement programs around the Early Years Learning Framework. Staff plan programs around children’s interests and that which is essential to their growth and development. Programs are displayed at the service. Programs and reviews are also shared with families on the Storypark App.
We welcome parents to participate in their child’s session at Vasey Park Preschool. It is a great opportunity for parents to become involved in the program, to spend individual time with their child, to observe their child interacting with others, to see what happens at preschool and to share one’s knowledge and talents i.e playing a musical instrument, sewing, gardening, pottery etc..
Committee of Management
Vasey Park Preschool is a community run kindergarten. The kindergarten operations are managed by a group of volunteer parents.
A Committee of Management is elected at the Annual General Meeting held in Term 4. The Committee of Management is made up 4 Executive members: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and a minimum of 6 general members. All positions must be filled to ensure the preschool can operate.
Meetings are held on a monthly basis and all parents are welcome to attend and join our Committee of Management.
- Dedicated and Fully Qualified Staff :
- Specialised Training in Early childhood Education
- First Aid, Asthma & Anaphylaxis Training
- Child Safe Training
- Police Checked
- VIT Registration
- Working with Children’s Check
- Ongoing Professional Development
- Modern Facilities
- Ample off street parking
- Close to schools, Transport & Shopping centres
Vasey Park has policies which ensure effective and efficient running of the centre. Copies of the policies are available for viewing in our foyer at the kindergarten. We encourage all parents/guardians to become familiar them.
Vasey Park Preschools’ policies include:
- Acceptance and Refusal of Authorisations
- Administration of First Aid Poilcy
- Administration of Medication
- Asthma Policy
- Anaphylaxis & Allergic Reactions
- Child Safe Environment and Wellbeing
- Code of Conduct.
- Compliments and Complaints
- Dealing with Infectious Diseases
- Dealing with Medical Conditions
- Delivery-and-Collection-of-Children Policy
- Determining Responsible Person
- eSafety for Children
- Emergency and Evacuation
- Epilepsy Policy
- Enrolment and Orientation
- Excursions and Service Events
- Family Violence Support
- Fees – Funded Kindergarten
- Funded (Free) Kindergarten
- Governance and Management of the Service
- Incident Injury Trauma and Illness.
- Inclusion and Equity
- Information and Communication Technology
- Interaction with Children
- Mental Health and Wellbeing
- Nutrition Oral Health and Active Play
- Participation-of-Volunteers-and-Students Policy
- Privacy-and-Confidentiality Poilcy
- Supervision of Children
- Water Safety Policy
- Road Safety Education and Safe Transport
Group and Session Times
Vasey Park Preschool offers sessions for both 3- and 4-year olds. We have two integrated three and four year old groups: (Koala and Kangaroo).
Koala Group (3 and 4 year old)
Kangaroo Group (3 and 4 year old)
Vasey Park Preschool Timetable for 2023 and 2024
8:30am – 2:30pm
8:30am – 2:30pm
8:30am – 11:30am
8:30am – 2:30pm
8:30am – 2:30pm
12.00pm – 3.00pm
All Teachers and Educators at Vasey Park Preschool are fully qualified and experienced. All staff are required to have current VIT Registration (Teachers) and Working with Children Checks, Emergency Asthma Management, Anaphylaxis, First Aid and CPR training.
In order to keep staff informed and up to date with teaching practices, professional development and workshops are offered throughout the year.
OUR STAFF COMMUNITY
|Nicky – Teacher & Educational Leader
Nicky has been teaching at Vasey Park Preschool for 18 years and teaches the Koala group. Nicky has completed a Bachelor of Arts and a Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Early Childhood). Teaching young children has always been a passion and Nicky finds it extremely rewarding to see young children learn and grow.
|Sarah – Teacher & Administration Officer
Sarah graduated from a Bachelor of Primary and Early Childhood Education in 2018 and commenced teaching at Vasey Park Preschool. She has always wanted to be a teacher as it is her passion to work with young children and support them to develop, learn and grow. She is the teacher of Kangaroo Group. Sarah is proficient in Arabic.
|Silvana – Educator
Silvana has 14 years experience in Early Years Childhood. Silvana holds a Certificate 3 in Children’s Services and also a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. She loves to sing, dance and cook. Silvana is married with three children and is very excited as she has become a grandmother for the first time.
|Janice – Educator
Janice has completed a Diploma in Early Childhood Education. She is an educator in both Kangaroo and Koala Groups at Vasey Park Preschool.
Marisa has completed her Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education and has been working with children with diverse needs for three years prior to working at Vasey. Marisa is very excited to continue in this career and what’s to come in her future.
|Sylvia – Educator
Sylvia has over 21 years experience in Early Childhood Education and is an Educator in both Kangaroo and Koala Groups. Sylvia takes pleasure in seeing the growth and development of the children throughout the year. Sylvia has three adult children, and seven grandchildren. She loves spending time with her family and friends.
|Anna – Educator
Anna has 37 years experience in Early Childhood Education working in a preschool. Anna is a mother of six children and 16 grandchildren.
|Sue- Book Keeper
Sue has worked at Vasey Park Preschool for 20 years as our bookkeeper. She has found it both enjoyable and challenging at times. The staff and children make it a pleasure to come to work on Thursdays and Fridays.