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Pre-Kindy Perth

Co-educational Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten

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At our Early Learning Centre, we take a holistic view of child development, with each stage of our curriculum designed to prepare your child for the next stage of schooling.

As the first step in the educational journey, our private Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten are co-educational to create a sense of familiarity with the environment your child already knows. By Pre-Primary, your child has settled into an established routine and is ready to transition to single-sex schooling.

If you would like to enrol your child in one of Perth's leading private Pre-Kindy or Kindergarten programmes, get in touch with us on +61 8 9383 6800 today.

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Our points of difference

Child-led Early Learning Centre

At Scotch, we are committed to ensuring your child has the opportunity to put their best foot forward from the early learning stages, which is why our innovative play-based pedagogy merges the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme with Reggio Emilia principles.

Our teachers observe your child's play and listen to their questions to find out what interests them, and then create opportunities to explore their passions further. In the process of having fun, your child will be developing the foundations for literacy and numeracy – and a lifelong love of learning.

Scotch College's campus adjoins Lake Claremont. We take full advantage of our unique position to offer an authentic nature play programme, with every Tuesday and Thursday devoted to Bush School.

As an IB School, we nurture students with a global outlook. This starts in Pre-Kindergarten, at an age when the brain is very receptive to a second language, with all children learning French.

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We teach music, every day

Our Sing to Learn programme

Scotch College has an excellent classroom Music programme, featuring a unique application of Kodály, Orff and Dalcroze concepts of Music education in the Junior School.

Our Sing to Learn programme, in particular, provides deep learning opportunities for Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten students. The programme is based on research that identifies the benefits of daily music instruction. Daily music study has a positive impact upon regular schooling outcomes, as it enables the development of highly flexible, focused and skilled minds.

Sing to Learn offers students music experiences on a daily basis. Not only is it beneficial for students' musicianship skills, but it also enhances their spatial understanding, literacy skills and numeracy skills. Many scientific studies have found that music education can directly impact brain development by:

  • Improving cognitive function,
  • Helping memory systems to work,
  • Helping us to learn a language,
  • Moderating our emotional states,
  • Solving complex problems, and
  • Helping our brains to be healthier later in life.

Music education is a core part of the national curriculum. At Scotch, we believe that Music education is essential for every child, which is why we will continue to expand our programme offerings for all Junior School students.

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Mrs Angela Paunoski and Mrs Jennifer Sullivan
Music Teacher and Music Curriculum Coordinator

Tailored-learning experiences

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

Thanks to our flexible Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten programmes, you can choose which days of the week your child attends.

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

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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 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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Outside School Hours Care

We've partnered with Extend ­– Australia's largest family-owned and operated outside school hours care provider – to offer engaging, inclusive and safe before and after school care programmes as part of our Early Learning Centre.

Extend helps parents balance work with family life by creating spaces where your children can thrive, learn, laugh and play.

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Conversations, Coffee & Curriculum

Free educational events for current and future parents

Join us for this relaxed, informative event series, filled with learning ideas to try at home. Each event offers educational strategies designed for specific age groups, from Kindergarten through to Year 5.

All events are free and adults-only.

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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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Address

76 Shenton Road
Swanbourne
WA 6010

Main Reception

+61 8 9383 6800
mail@scotch.wa.edu.au

Office Hours

8am–4pm, Monday to Friday

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Scotch College acknowledges the Wadjuk Noongar and Wilman Noongar people, the traditional custodians of the lands and waters on which the College and our campuses stand. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging and acknowledge the Noongar people as the First Peoples of this place.