Year Level Placement

 

Children are eligible to be admitted into EtonHouse from the age of 18 months.

AGE GROUP FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2017/2018

Year Level/ClassEntry ageYear of Birth
Pre-Nursery18 months-2 yearsSept 2015 - Feb 2016
Nursery 12- 3 years oldSept 2014 - Aug 2015
Nursery 23 - 4 years oldSept 2013 - Aug 2014
Kindergarten4 - 5 years old
Sept 2012- Aug 2013

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Playgroup

Our playgroup program is for children 10 to 24 months. The program is a family accompanied and operates once per week for an hour and half. Our principal and a mandarin teacher work alongside families during this special time.

We provide children with many provocations, or invitations to explore. Families are encouraged to follow their child through the morning and take the lead from the child. The opportunities we provide are designed specifically for children of this age and many are sensory in nature to encourage children to make connections in their world through inquiry.

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Pre-Nursery

Our Pre-Nursery Program is for children aged18 months to 2 years old. The program is available to families as a half day or full day program. When this class is at capacity, a core teacher and mandarin teacher collaboratively plan and implement the children’s learning program. The core teacher will have extensive experience with young children and their families and an internationally recognised Early Childhood Education degree. We also have two associate teachers in this room to ensure the children are safe, cared for and loved.

Initially, our Pre-Nursery teachers focus on assisting children and families beginning their journey in starting school. This involves lots of time spent with each child and their family with lots of communication between home and school. Once families and children are feeling comfortable the program provides children with provocations or invitations to explore and research through inquiry.

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Nursery One

Our Nursery One program is for children who are two to three years of age. The program is available to families as a half day or full day program. When this class is at capacity, a core teacher and mandarin teacher collaboratively plan and implement the children’s learning program. The core teacher will have extensive experience with young children and their families and an internationally recognised Early Childhood Education degree. We also have two associate teachers in this room to ensure the children are safe, cared for and loved.

Our Nursery One program provides many opportunities for children to move as they begin to realise how mobile they are and as such being outside is an important part of the program. Our staff ensure that there are many predictable routines in place in these classrooms as many two year olds require predictability in order to feel secure. The program provides children with many sensory and language inquiries as they begin to develop their vocabulary.

Nursery Two

Our Nursery Two program is for children who are three to four years of age. The program is available to families as a full day program. When this class is at capacity, a core teacher and mandarin teacher collaboratively plan and implement the children’s learning program. The core teacher will have extensive experience with young children and their families and an internationally recognised Early Childhood Education degree. We also have one associate teachers in this room to ensure the children are safe, cared for and loved.

Our Nursery Two program focuses on children forming strong relationships with one another, materials and the world around them. Due to the children’s expanding vocabulary many opportunities are provided for the children to expand their language knowledge in English and Mandarin. There are many opportunities for children to expand their creativity and knowledge of the world through the provocations staff present. Pre-literacy and numeracy experiences are explored through inquiry and research based projects.

Kindergarten

Our Kindergarten program is for children who are four to five years of age. The program is available to families as full days. When this class is at capacity, a core teacher and mandarin teacher collaboratively plan and implement the children’s learning experiences. The core teacher will have extensive experience with young children and their families and an internationally recognised Early Childhood Education degree. We also have one associate teacher in this room to ensure the children are safe, cared for and loved.

Our Kindergarten program focuses on children discovering the joy and patterns of literacy and numeracy building on the foundations of their explorations in Nursery Two. Children are able to explore these areas through research and inquiry of phenomenon in their natural environment. We use this as a basis enabling children to engage in purposeful and meaningful literacy and numeracy events. We continue to encourage children in forming deep and lasting relationships, with their peers, adults and their environment.


This page was last edited on August 29, 2017