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About Us

"Inspiring learners for life”

Our motto reflects our values as a community managed preschool: to provide the most positive early learning experience possible for families.  We aspire to being the platform from which the youngest members of our community develop a love for learning that we hope will continue throughout their lives.

Read more about the Viewbank Preschool Teaching Philosophy here.

If you would like to organise a tour of our Preschool, please contact us to organise a time via email.

Environment

Viewbank Preschool prides itself on a wonderful outdoor learning environment. Our grounds are extensive and include plenty of space to run and explore. With mature trees and shade sails we offer flexible play spaces for all seasons. The undercover verandah facilitates outdoor play even when the weather is inclement.

The preschool has a range of outdoor equipment which is rotated regularly to continually stimulate and promote the development of new skills. This may include climbing frames, balance beams and obstacle courses.

Some of our outdoor features include:

  • a raised cubby house and slide

  • ‘digging’ patch for imaginative and creative play

  • large sandpit with surrounding deck

  • raised vegetable gardens

Viewbank Preschool promotes environmental sustainability through our educational program. We recycle our food waste through composting and a worm farm. A large water tank helps us collect rain water to nurture our vegetables and plants.

Indoors, our large play area offers a flexible learning environment for the children and is continually re-arranged to promote creativity and interest. Evaporative cooling and heating ensure children are always comfortable.

Parents and Friends

Parent and friend participation is a very important part of our preschool. The Committee of Management and Educators rely on voluntary support to ensure that the preschool remains financially viable and the quality of the educational program is maintained. Children love seeing their parents and friends involved at preschool.

Volunteers are needed throughout the year to fill duty rosters for each group, assist with laundry, clean indoor equipment, assist with fundraising events, attend working bees and participate on the committee. We also welcome volunteers with special skills and interests that can offer their expertise to our program.

Fundraising

Viewbank Preschool is a not-for-profit organisation. We rely on grants, fundraising events and activities to raise funds to support our program and provide new and updated facilities for the children. Recent additions through fundraising include an area of synthetic turf and a new sandpit cover.

As part of the local community we invite local businesses, retailers and kinder families to sponsor our fundraising efforts. We, in turn, support our sponsors by advertising their businesses to our kinder community.

Major fundraising events have included sausage sizzles and the annual ‘Lapathon’ -children are ‘sponsored’ to complete an obstacle course around the kinder grounds.

There are many ways to support the kinder from raffles to Bunnings BBQs.

Playground Maintenance

Viewbank preschool is fortunate to have such an extensive outdoor area. Our maintenance days are usually held once per term on a Saturday or Sunday morning and are an integral part of maintaining the grounds and equipment. Family support enables us to maintain a clean, safe and inviting environment for the children.

Whether it’s pruning, tightening screws, sweeping, or mulching, working bees are a rewarding and fun way to support the preschool. Children are welcome to attend and refreshments provided. No D-I-Y skills required!

Management Committee

Viewbank Preschool is managed by a committee of parent volunteers elected annually at the Annual General Meeting (AGM).

Parents and friends can support the preschool in a variety of ways. This may include supporting fundraising events, assisting with kinder duty, and volunteering time at working bees to maintain our wonderful playground.

All parents and friends are encouraged to nominate themselves to join our committee. It is a rewarding way to support the continued success of our kinder and make new friends. Without volunteers our preschool would simply not exist!

Committee of Management

Executive Committee

  • President

  • Vice-President

  • Treasurer

  • Secretary

General Committee

  • Assistant Treasurer - Fees

  • Enrolment officer

  • Maintenance Convener

  • Fundraising Convener

  • National Quality Framework Convener

  • Policies Officer

  • Grants officer

  • OH&S officer

  • Communications

  • Events

Sub-Committees

  • Maintenance Sub-Committee

  • Fundraising Sub-Committee

  • General Helpers

We hope you consider volunteering – it is not only a great way to meet people but it is an enriching and rewarding way to become involved in your preschooler’s life.