top of page

Pre-Preschool for Children 3 years and over

The Kidstart Southside Pre-Preschool for 3 year olds is designed specifically for children the year before they commence preschool. The aim of the program is to enhance school readiness by providing children with the academic and social skills required for preschool and beyond and introduce structure and routines in a fun creative atmosphere. These classes are a fantastic stepping stone for all children especially those who may not have experienced regular separation from their primary care givers. This program is an extension of our parent/child classes.

The Kidstart Southside Pre-Preschool program is one of the only programs in the ACT, where university qualified teachers are introducing these young developing minds to the amazing literacy world of letter recognition combined with the learning the sounds the amazing letters make in words through the tried and tested Letterland phonics based literacy program. Each year a new group of 3 year olds become obsessed with meeting all the letters that surround them and learning the sound they all make in words, allowing them, before they even start school to become active participants in the written world that they live in. This program kick starts your child’s lifelong educational journey, by providing a fun, structured, positive, empowering program which gives your child the headstart they deserve!

In our classes we provide an environment where all children feel valued and experience success at their own level. Our sequential program full of fun, stimulating activities provides both enjoyment and learning at the same time.

At Kidstart Southside our programs are designed to ensure the children are immersed in concrete activities where they can fully engage themselves in play whilst gaining knowledge and progressing through key developmental phases. Our programs reflect our recognition of the necessity of play involving diversity and individual choice.

The Pre-Preschool sessions include immersion in:

  • Free Exploration
    This is an essential part of the program and important for different reasons depending on a child’s age and developmental stage they are at. Children need to explore and experiment with the equipment as they develop their familiarity and confidence.
  • Music Session
    Experimenting with sounds and movement using a combination of instruments and body parts. The music time is valuable in teaching children about sharing and socializing in a fun and creative way.
  • Gross Motor Session
    The gross motor development of children during their early years is very important. The equipment at Kidstart helps your child explore many skills in a variety of ways adding challenge to fun.
  • Story Time
    A shared group-reading experience where the children are stimulated by the reading material and increasingly interact with the text and reading experience.
  • Parachute Play
    The children experience the sensation of being around, under and on top of the parachute, seeing the colours and feeling the breeze.
  • Goodbye Song
    The children learn the actions and words to our special song to celebrate the fun experience we have shared and to farewell each other until we meet again.
bottom of page