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For children 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 at admissions@scotch.wa.edu.au or +61 8 9383 6946.

Why choose Pre-Kindy at Scotch

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 utilise our proximity to Lake Claremont to provide a genuine outdoor experience for our kindy students. Our nature play programme includes our Bush School and Bush Art program.

Student-centred learning

We combine the globally recognised International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme, with the student-centred Reggio Emilia approach.

Our Pre-Kindergarten teachers create opportunities for each child to explore their passions and interests. By observing each child’s play and listening to their questions we can create a student centred experience where 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 in Pre-Kindergarten.

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 pre-kindy students in Perth 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 child'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

Our Pre-Kindergarten programmes 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 do our best 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 at our Pre-Kindergarten

What age can my child start?

Please note children must be the following age to begin our Pre-Kindy programmes:

Pre-Kindergarten: must be three years old prior to starting students will then move into Kindergarten once they are four years old or if they are turning four before 30 June of that year.

Enrolment information and fees

  • Children must attend a minimum of two days of Pre-Kindergarten
  • We recommend booking as early as possible to assist us in accommodating your preferred days.
  • Additionally, if you wish to increase the number of days per week that your child attends, please let us know as soon as you can.

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Fees and charges

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Get in touch

If you have any questions about our Pre-Kindy 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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