Our Program

The educational program at Highmount Preschool is guided by the principles and outcomes outlined within the Victorian Early Years Framework (VEYLDF) and the National Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) – Belonging, Being and Becoming. Teachers and educators create an engaging, interactive, inclusive, and supportive learning environment where each child’s learning and development opportunities are maximised through our high-quality play-based curriculum.

Children are nurtured, supported and inspired to develop positive dispositions for learning, social competence, emotional wellbeing, and identity, and are provided with rich, authentic, and meaningful experiences that support connections with community, culture, and nature. Educators facilitate this through positive relationships, intentional teaching, and inspiring and engaging learning experiences.

We look forward to welcoming your family to our community!

Our Vision, Our Purpose

We believe in, and are committed to positive, nurturing and respectful relationships to support learning and development, promote social and emotional wellbeing, and to provide rich and inclusive learning experiences for all children.

Our Values

Learning – We believe in learning that is authentic, ongoing, engaging, meaningful and reflective.

Inclusion – We believe in embracing diversity and purposeful actions to ensure that all people reach their potential and are celebrated. This contributes to the richness of our society and presents opportunities for choices and new understandings.

Respect – We believe in authentic relationships that are founded on kindness, understanding and empathy.

Community – We have an appreciation for and are curious about the world, its cultures, and the diversity of its peoples. We are prepared to take action to better our world, both locally and beyond.

Highmount Preschool acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, the traditional custodians of the land on which we work, learn and play.  We recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community and we pay our respects to their Elders past and present.