An exceptional curriculum
Biralee Preschool and Outside of School Hours care provides exceptional educational programs for children aged in the preschool years and primary school years.
Biralee Preschool operates during school terms providing a high quality educational play based learning program focusing on school readiness for children from three to five years.
Biralee OOSH, which has only been in operation for 12 months, provides a high quality after school care program from 3pm to 6pm.
It also hosts a Vacation Care program during the school holidays, from 7.30am to 6pm weekdays.
As well as your child, whole families become valued members of the Biralee community.
Parents and families are the leading educators for children, so at Biralee we hope you share all of the knowledge of your child with our friendly educators.
Biralee Preschool and OOSH aim to provide an environment for children to develop and enhance self-expression, and effective communication as well as developing positive attitudes towards themselves and others.
Each child is treated as an individual and every effort is made for them to develop to their full potential in physical, social, emotional and cognitive developmental areas.
Biralee Preschool and OOSH prides itself on having strong partnerships between staff, committee, families and the broader community supporting each in their important roles of shaping the children of our future.
Biralee Preschool director Jessica Williams says that Biralee goes ‘‘above and beyond’’ with their educational program, which is on offer for the students and families at Biralee Preschool and OOSH.
‘‘Biralee educators are continually reflecting on their pedagogy, and coming up with innovative programs and learning for the children in their care,’’ she said.
Educator Julie Robinson has been a driving force for the implementation of the Biralee ‘Bush Kinder’ program.
This is where the children go out to the ‘bush’ at the Retreat Hall once a week to experience learning in the natural environment.
The children develop their social skills — taking turns and gross motor development through exploring the natural habitat.
The children climb trees, build forts, make fires, and cook their own lunch.
Julie said this program has proven very successful with the children, educators and families.
The interacting with the elderly program has been another amazing program forming part of the Biralee Preschool curriculum.
The preschool children attend Finley Regional Care once a week to participate in intergenerational activities with the elderly.
Educator Kristin King said the children love this program, and the enjoy forming friendships with the Finley Regional Care residents.
The OOSH program has been running for the past year welcoming a new service to the Biralee organisation.
Educators Shanley Khann and Kate Mueller said they have enjoyed seeing this service get off the ground, and provide the much needed after school and vacation care for the primary school children of the community.
The children have enjoyed going to Matilda and Disney On Ice performances, as well as farm visits funded by the Finley Market and clay, day and soccer sessions amongst the huge list of activities.
Biralee OOSH and Preschool are now taking enrolments for the 2018 preschool year.
Biralee Preschool, through the NSW Government’s funding reform ‘Start Strong’, is encouraging families to send their children to preschool for the recommended 15 hours before schooling.
As part of the program, families receive a full day of enrolment free provided two days are taken and the child is four before July 31.
For more information, contact Biralee on (03) 5883 1609.
The Bush Kinder program, in which children enjoy learning in a natural environment, is very popular at Biralee.