Our Programs

Committed to quality care and early learning

Your child is learning and growing each day between the ages of 3 and 5. Even before they start ‘big school,’ they are well on their way to develop language, literacy and listening skills, social interaction and a strong sense of identity.

We follow the practices and principles set forth by the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care, known as Belonging, Being and Becoming - The Early Years Learning Framework (see the DET page on EYLF).

Our preschool has set up some fun, fascinating Programs to develop skills and awareness in music, art and nature studies. We also take a keen interest in getting involved with charitable or Community events whenever possible –like Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea and supporting Shoalhaven training and education initiatives by taking apprentice child care workers.

Get to know our excellent programs and projects

Belonging, Being & Becoming -- Early Years Learning Framework

These are the Outcomes this Program strives to achieve. Children from birth to age 5…

Develop a strong sense of identity

Are connected with and contribute to their world

Have a strong sense of well-being

Are confident and involved learners

Become effective communicators

See and download: Belonging, Being & Becoming

Community engagement thrives here

We like to support a number of activities and events, usually promoted by our families, like:

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea to support Cancer Council

Shoalhaven training and education, taking on apprentices and trainees in child services

An active PCC to help the preschool achieve more with resources and offerings

Local support for family information and assistance from Shoalhaven organisations

Other community/charitable partnerships

Preschool Outdoors: Nature's Explorers Program

In 2017 we introduced a Day Trip Excursion, Nature's Explorers for children to learn about:

Develops children's relationship with nature

Increases awareness of indigenous culture

Outdoor learning offers an array of possibilities to extend children learning

Read our recent write-up about our Bush Program on Community Early Learning Australia.

Art Workshop for budding artists

Outstanding works of art are created with local artists on hand to encourage each child’s imagination and exploration. Our workshops:

Help discover colour, resources and textures

Experiment with techniques and creative ideas

Meet people who share their unique experience with art

Showcase student work in the centre, local library and wider community

Have received grants and assistance from different agencies

Music Workshop for musical talent

It all starts with a single note from the very first instrument you pick up. We want to give each child the chance to pick up an instrument to ‘have a go’ and discover:

Different musical instruments and their sounds

Songs and singing with movement activities

Musical elements like rhythm, pitch and dynamics

Close up experiences with talented musical mentors

Note: Special funding and grants have enabled this program in the past which we hope to continue thanks to generous sponsorships and donations. We are open to assistance.

Arrange a visit

We invite prospective families and children to come visit Lyrebird Preschool to meet all our wonderful staff and see our great facilities in East Nowra. Call us on 4421 4604 or drop us a note.