Early Learning Centre | Little Pipers playgroup | Handbook


For boys and girls aged 3–4


Our Pre-Kindergarten introduces fundamental skills and sparks a love of learning in the early years of their schooling journey.

Housed in an innovative space that overlooks our vast playing fields, our co-educational Early Learning Centre features a creative workshop and children's library, specifically catering for this age group, two large nature-inspired playgrounds and a warm, experienced and supportive staff.

To learn more about our unique Pre-Kindergarten, book a tour or contact us on admissions@scotch.wa.edu.au or +61 8 9383 6946.

Our points of difference

Bush School

Whole-body experiences, especially those in natural environments, open up our senses and cognitive function in ways that learning indoors cannot achieve.

We take full advantage of our unique position adjoining Lake Claremont to offer an authentic nature play programme, including Bush School and Bush Art.

Student-centred learning

We merge the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme, a globally recognised curriculum, with the student-centred, experiential principles of the Reggio Emilia approach.

Our ELC teachers observe each child's play, listen to their questions and discover what interests them, then create opportunities to explore their passions. Each child develops the foundations for pre-literacy and pre-numeracy, while uncovering the world around them.

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We teach music, every day

Music education is essential in developing flexible, focused and skilled minds, and it starts with our youngest students.

Our Music Every Day programme recognises the fascinating links between music, memory and the brain, and is delivered by our specialist teachers.

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Language learning

As an International Baccalaureate school, we nurture students with a global outlook.

This begins in Pre-Kindergarten when the brain is very receptive to learning languages with our students learning French.

Tailored support

We regularly assess your son's or daughter's skills in a range of areas to help us tailor their learning programme.

All children are also screened by our Speech Pathologist and Occupational Therapist, so we can identify early any underlying issues that may need attention.

Flexi-day programmes

We are very flexible. You choose the days your child attends our Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten programmes.* You can choose two, three, four or five days for your child to attend.**

While we always attempt to accommodate families' preferences as much as possible, please note that all enrolments are dependent upon class availability.

* Days are dependent upon availability
** Minimum of two days for Pre-Kindergarten and three for Kindergarten

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How to enrol

What age can my child start?

Please note children must be the following age to begin our Early Learning programmes:

  • Pre-Kindergarten: must be three years old prior to starting
  • Kindergarten: must be four years old or turning four before 30 June of that year
  • Pre-Primary: must be five years old or turning five before 30 June of that year

Enrolment information and fees

  • Children must attend a minimum of two days of Pre-Kindergarten or a minimum of three days of Kindergarten a week.
  • We recommend booking as early as possible to assist us in accommodating your preferred days.
  • If you would like to increase the number of days a week your child attends, please notify us as far in advance as possible.

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Fees and charges

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Get in touch

If you have any questions about our programmes, or would like to arrange an individual tour of our Early Learning Centre, please get in touch with our Admissions team on admissions@scotch.wa.edu.au or +61 8 9383 6946.

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