Children learn life-skills at pre-school

SAFE AND SOUND: Hobartville Long Day preschool offers an inclusive service and strive to provide education and care that all children can access. Photos: Supplied.

SAFE AND SOUND: Hobartville Long Day preschool offers an inclusive service and strive to provide education and care that all children can access. Photos: Supplied.

In preschool, children will learn to strengthen their social and emotional development.

Children learn how to compromise, be respectful and problem solve. Preschool provides an environment for children to explore, gain a sense of self, play with peers and build self-confidence. Children learn they can accomplish tasks and make decisions without the help of their parents.

Ensuring our children spend their days in a safe environment, while learning from qualified educators is what every parent wants.

Hobartville long-day preschool is a community based, not-for-profit service providing education and care to children aged from six weeks to six years. The service has been operating for more than 30 years and in that time they have educated and cared for many generations of children and their families in the area.

Director Danielle Shepherd said their dedicated team of 13 educators, office staff and a cook were all focussed on ensuring each child had the right to be heard and to enjoy a happy, safe and caring environment.

GOOD TO SEE YOU: Hobartville Preschool have a mural painted by an Indigenous artist which the children contributed to with their painted handprints.

GOOD TO SEE YOU: Hobartville Preschool have a mural painted by an Indigenous artist which the children contributed to with their painted handprints.

"We supply the children's food for the day and can cater confidently for allergies or any other specific food requirements required by the family. Nappies are supplied for children aged three and under and of course SPF-50 sunscreen for those hot Australian days.

"We have recently made the move to an online platform called "Xplor". Families are able to see when their child ate, slept or toileted and enjoy reading daily learning stories about the exciting activities at preschool. Families can also access fee information and make requests to the service, easily and efficiently," Ms Shepherd said.

They are currently working with a designer on a fantastic new playground for the children to enjoy including a nature area with a dry creek bed, new sandpit, cubby house, bike track and more. This project is set to start in early 2021.

"We provide care for babies aged from six weeks old and encourage and support breastfeeding while also providing bottle-making facilities. We feel it is really an important opportunity to build trusting relationships with younger children as we support parents with their transition into childcare. We work collaboratively with the family to develop a plan that will suit the families and the child's needs including gradual increases in the duration of the child's day, assigning a dedicated educator who will keep you up-to-date with your child's day and inviting the family to call at any time."

At Hobartville they work to provide a service where families are able to leave their precious children with in a great environment, safe in the knowledge they are provided with a nurturing and stimulating learning environment.

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