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Pre-Kindy Perth

Co-educational Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten

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Our Early Learning Centre is where a lifelong love of learning first begins.

Housed in an innovative space that overlooks our vast playing fields, our co-educational ELC 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 Early Learning Centre, book a tour or contact us on admissions@scotch.wa.edu.au or +61 8 9383 6946.

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Our points of difference

Bush School

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

When we free learning from a classroom, the benefits are endless. By encouraging mess, investigation and play, our students tap into their imagination and unlock their senses.

Student-centred teaching

We merge the globally recognised curriculum, the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme, 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, fueling their love of learning.

Music making

Studies show that daily music-making is a powerful tool for brain development in young people. Aside from the profound learning opportunities it offers, playing music helps students improve cognitive function and better understand their emotions.

We are proud to offer our Sing to Learn programme in our Early Learning Centre. Our specialist music staff teaches all students to play instruments and sing together, recognising that the process is the most important part.

An attentive approach

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?

Your child 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

We're very flexible. You choose the days your child attends our Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten programmes.* All students must attend a minimum of two days.

Our classes fill quickly, so be sure to book as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

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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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