The Yellow Cottage Scone Grammar School preschool is a new facility which opened in January 2015. The Yellow Cottage provides a valuable first step in the learning journey for students, while meeting a growing need for additional facilities in the local community. We are funded by the New South Wales Department of Education as a Community Based Preschool.
We believe that children learn best when they are playing and are involved in experiences and activities that interest and delight them and that support their interests, culture, development and strengths. We provide an inspiring environment for children to develop the skills and qualities needed to flourish in all aspects of life, including school. In preparing children for the future, we also value the “here and now” in children’s lives and allow unhurried time for children to make sense of the world as they play and enjoy being 3, 4 and 5 year olds.
Our Yellow Cottage Philosophy is all about connections and we believe that these are the core of everything we do at our preschool. Positive relationships with children, their families and the community form our foundations. We have a strong emphasis on Wellbeing and apply Positive Education practices to all aspects of our learning environments.
The Yellow Cottage has 2 Groups, providing 43 places for children turning 3, 4 and 5. The Yellow Cottage operates from 8.15am to 3.45pm, 5 days a week and within school terms only.
We strongly encourage a three day programme for children in the year before they start school. This group will have school readiness as an integral part of our everyday play based program as we nurture all areas of children’s growth, strengths and development in that important year before they start school.
Our recommendation for the 3 and 4 year old group is one or two days a week at preschool. This class is a dedicated class to the younger children in their first year at preschool. This group will nurture all areas of the children’s growth, strengths and development in that very important first year of preschool in a play based learning environment.
For further information please contact Mrs Kirsty Hails, Preschool Director at The Yellow Cottage or phone 6545 3389.