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About Us

Get to Know Us 

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At Eastmont Pre-School we take pride in providing a learning environment that is child centred, inviting, and inclusive of all where each child’s voice is listened to and respected. We are committed to providing a happy, safe and welcoming learning community for our children.

 

Over the years Eastmont Pre-school has developed a stimulating and challenging play based curriculum. We believe play-based learning is essential for children because it contributes to their overall development and wellbeing. Our educators are responsive to children’s ideas, provide an open-ended environment and scaffold learning to support children’s education.

 

The children enjoy a wide variety of play spaces, lots of natural shade, new climbing equipment and a large wooden boat for lots of imaginative play. The children are always busy in the sandpit, cubby house or sitting amongst the trees.

 

Eastmont is not part of the WPSA. Enrolments occur directly with our 3 and 4 year old enrolment committee members. 

 

Our Children’s Voices

“My favourite thing to do is play with my friends, find the monster and play on the bridge.” Isla

“I like to sit and eat my lunch with all my friends” Jack.

 

“I love to look for fairies in the garden. There are lots of different places that they can hide.” Addie

 

“I love drawing, painting and playing outside.’ Zahara


“My favourite thing to do at Kinder is play in the sandpit. I like to play Mums and Dads and make roads, houses and snake houses!” Dylan

Our Philosophy

Philosophy

At Eastmont Pre-School we offer a play-based, child centred-curriculum that is guided by the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework and the Early Years Learning Framework. It is our aim to create a warm, caring, inclusive environment where children of all abilities feel relaxed, supported and happy and are able to explore, discover, imagine, create and reach their full potential. Children are active participants, contributors and decision makers in their own learning and families and educators work together in partnership to support children’s learning.

  • We promote, respect and care for other children, adults and all living creatures as well as an appreciation of nature and respect for the environment.

  • We respect individual differences and foster an inclusive environment in which each child and educator is supported and valued for the unique strengths and interests that they bring to the group.

  • We provide opportunities that encourage and develop self-esteem, a positive self-image, communication and independence skills.

  • We recognise that families are a child’s first and most important educators and seek to work in collaborative partnerships with them to ensure the best outcome for all children. We welcome and encourage family involvement in all aspects of our service.

  • We value cultural diversity in our Eastmont community.

  • We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we are located, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. We would also like to pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging.

  • We recognise that Eastmont Pre-School is part of our local community and value opportunities to contribute to that community.

  • We continually strive to improve the quality of our service.
     

Meet Our Teachers

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Sonya

Director

Four Year Old Teacher - Possums and Koalas

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)

I have been Director of Eastmont Preschool for 24 years and have been teaching at the kindergarten since 1996. I am very lucky to be part of a supportive community and a dedicated team of educators. I also have primary and special education teaching qualifications, but my passion lies in working in early childhood.

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Morgan

Three Year Old Teacher - Koalas

Bachelor of Education (Early Years)

I have my Bachelor in Education (Early Years) and I am so excited to be working at Eastmont! I have worked in the early years industry for 6 years now, and I absolutely adore teaching young children and watching them grow into confident and capable individuals.

 

One of the many things I love about my job is that I get to encourage children to as they grow to be kind and compassionate people, full of their own ideas and opinions. I love to sing and dance with children and sharing laughter with them is the absolute best!

 

I am dedicated to providing a safe, happy and fun environment, in which your children are provided with the foundations they need to contribute to and engage in society as healthy, capable people.

Gina

Four Year Old Teacher - Possums

Master of Early Childhood Education 

I have completed my Master degree at Monash university and Graduate Diploma at RMIT. Early Childhood learning is the primary focus of my career and I actively support the concept of play-based learning to meet the needs of children development. I recognise individual abilities, differences, and strengths and strive to offer specialised programs to ensure a fully integrated, well-developed welfare and student wellbeing program.

 

Being multicultural myself, I’m also enthusiastic to teach children different languages and regularly embed cultural activities in the program. During my spare time, I play a traditional Chinese instrument- Gu Zheng. I love spending time with my family, camping, sports and travelling.

I consider it an honour to be with your children and I look forward to meeting you and your child soon.

Rita

Four Year Old Educator - Possums 

Diploma of Children's Services

I started working in Early Childhood Services in 2006. I've worked with both 3 - year old & 4 - year old kindergarten groups.

I enjoy being a part of a community and I believe in collaboration between educators and families to support the children's development and wellbeing.

 

This partnership sets strong foundations for all future learning. 

Sue

Four Year Old Educator - Possums

Diploma of Children's Services

I always knew that working with young children was my passion and I have worked at Eastmont Preschool for over 20 years. I believe in providing an inclusive environment where all children feel safe, valued and supported.

 

My greatest joy is watching the children explore, learn, develop friendships and gain confidence throughout their preschool years.

 

It is a privilege to be a part of the early stage of the children's education journey.

Flora

Three Year Old Educator - Koalas 

Diploma of Children's Services

I worked as an educator for 6 years, and completed my diploma in 2019.

I have a passion for creating a safe, supportive, and engaging learning environment for young children. I believe that every child is unique, and I strive to create opportunities that cater to their individual needs and interests. As an educator, I also value communication and collaboration with parents and families.

When I’m not working at Eastmont, I’m the taxi driver of my boys. We spend our weekends at their basketball games - I’m their biggest fan! I can’t miss even one of their basketball games!

Teachers

Our Committee

Eastmont Pre-School is a not-for-profit incorporated body administered by a Committee of Management which is made up of volunteer parents of children attending the kindergarten. The committee is elected at the Annual General Meeting which is held in November each year. 

 

Our committee is run by parents and families who dedicate their time and skill sets to develop the Pre-School’s facilities and functions in the best way for our future generations. Without the volunteers the Pre-School wouldn’t be able to operate. 

 

If you are interested in being part of the committee please see the different roles below.

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