Welcome to First Friends Preschool.
Finding a new early childhood service for your child can be a daunting task. At First Friends Preschool our aim is to provide a secure and happy environment where children can develop their intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and aesthetic skills to become competent and confident individuals, and for you as a parent/guardian to feel safe knowing that your child is receiving the best possible care.
We cater for children 2 to 5 years in age appropriate group configurations.
At our Centre our age groupings are:
The Koala Group – for 2 Year Olds
The Koala group Educators, program developmental experiences for your child according to their level of skill and based on their interest. We follow your child’s lead and aim to increase your child’s skills and abilities in preparation for transition to the Wombat group.
The Koala group caters for your child’s growing independence during their toddler years.
The Koala group builds the foundations and prepares your child for the transition up to the Wombat group
The Wombat Group – for 3-4 Year Olds
The Wombat group caters for your child’s growing knowledge and capabilities during their Preschool years.
As children move towards 3 years of age their language and social skills increase dramatically. A child’s preschool years are an intense time of learning and consolidation capitalizing on their existing trust, bonds with the centre Educators
During their time in the Wombat group Educators to determine their developmental needs and capitalise on this year before their Transition to School year.
Kookaburra Group – 4-5 Year Olds
A child’s preschool years are an intense time of learning and consolidation capitalizing on their existing trust bonds with the Centre Educators ahead of commencing formal schooling.
Transitioning to ‘big school’ is an important time in your child’s life – and yours. We focus on making this transition as smooth as possible, and giving your child important skills to help them enter school with confidence. We also aim to inspire a lifelong love of learning in your child.
At this time of your child’s life, he or she is busy exploring new friendships, learning to make decisions, and becoming more aware of his or her own unique talents and abilities. For this reason, their kindergarten – preschool experience will lay an important foundation for their future. Providing a stimulating and nurturing environment is vitally important.