Preschool Philosophy

At our preschools we recognise that children arrive with a variety of life and family experiences that should be acknowledged and celebrated.  Developing and building relationships with families and the Mount Rogers school community is key to our practice.  We recognise the importance of nurturing curiosity, questioning and a sense of wonder.

We believe in a play-based approach that caters to the individual needs, interests, abilities and backgrounds of all children.  Educators believe in the importance of observing and reflecting on children’s development, play and interactions using proactive or responsive planning for future learning.

We encourage children to be active participants in their learning by providing experiences and resources that stimulate open-ended investigations.  We value the learning process of all children and celebrate all types of participation. We believe that children are innately creative, capable and inquisitive learners who are developing understandings about themselves, their world and how to be part of a community.

This philosophy was developed by the Mount Rogers Preschool team comprising of Flynn, Spence and Melba Preschools, in consultation with their students, families and the school community.

Preschool Enrolment

Children who turn 4 years on or before 30 April of the year of commencement are eligible for preschool.

Before completing an online enrolment application please read carefully the information provided on the ACT Education Directorate website

The online enrolment application does not enable a particular preschool site to be requested.  Preschool placements are made according to ACT Education Directorate criteria.

Preschool Information

For more information please refer to our Preschool Information Guide

You may contact the Preschool Executive team (Ph 6142 2750 or for more information about the preschool program that is provided across all 3 preschool sites.

Preschool tours are generally not conducted.  Preschool placements are made according to ACT Education Directorate criteria and not site preference.

Preschool Sites