Established back in 1958 Forbes Preschool has been a fondly remembered part of the education of thousands of local children. Ever evolving to remain in line with the latest research and education the play-based learning practices at Forbes Preschool are guided by the Principles of the National Quality Framework (Educational Program and Practice, Children’s Health and Safety, Physical Environment, Staffing Arrangements, Relationships with children, Collaborative Partnerships with Families, and Leadership and Service Management).
We offer inclusive, caring and nurturing environments to accommodate the needs of the children in our care. For them, its all about fun, love, laughter, friends, learning, exploring, excitement, creating and being nurtured by a dedicated team of professionals. What a beautiful way to start a life of independent education.
For our parents and families, the Preschool is an environment that they can trust will provide the safest care possible for their children.
A place that they can visit anytime and feel a sense of belonging and pride.
For the community, Preschool reflects, accepts and engages with people and places of our town. The Preschool has strong partnerships with other local services and is passionate about meeting individual family needs. Preschool welcomes everyone, for their individuality, for their ideas and contributions.
Play-based learning provides a challenging environment that allows children to learn through hands on play. An environment that is natural and a reflection of the lives of the Preschool community. By offering a range of resources that includes traditional play experiences, symbolic, conventional and sensory play experiences and by providing long periods of uninterrupted play, children become engaged and develop skills whilst at play.
The staff employed at Forbes Preschool are from a range of backgrounds, ages and have a range of talents and interests. In providing a high staff:child ratio, we see a lot of spontaneous play and intentional teaching moments occurring simultaneously. As educators we believe in continual professional development and keeping up to date on all current research. Our learning is evolving all the time through staff reflection, training and reading.
We believe that it is important to encourage children to be lifelong learners. As children prepare for their transition to school, Forbes Preschool offers specialised programs to support their developing confidence, life skills and abilities.