To our Pre Kinder families





We can’t believe that we are halfway through the year.  Time certainly does fly when we are having fun.                             

We have been strongly influenced by our centre’s philosophy in setting the foundations of our room; including both the layout and the materials and resources used in the children’s learning space. 

We have continued to explore our local community by visiting the beach and park. You may have noticed that we have also collected many treasures along our walks, such as sticks, leaves, gum nuts and acorns. We have added these materials to many of our learning areas, allowing the children to extend their creativity and imagination.







Educators in the room have met with David Gilkes, an early childhood specialist who has helped us create a research question that allows educators to reshape our teaching practices and rethink how we can stretch the children’s way of collaborative learning. The research question is, ‘How are the children communicating and problem-solving using materials.’ Throughout the last few weeks, educators have observed how the children have collaboratively worked together to use our recycled materials and loose parts and incorporated them into their play.

This has sparked a lot of imaginary and creative thinking, giving the children opportunities to extend their learning in various ways.
























Educators in the room look forward to the next six months to see where their research question can take the children’s learning.

We are looking forward to another term full of learning and fun.

Pre-Kinder Team



learn, play, grow

Ada Mary A'Beckett Children's Centre

2 Batman Road

Port Melbourne 3207