"Think left and think right
and think low and think high.
Oh, the thinks you can think up
if only you try!"
- Dr Seuss
Yarra Warra Preschool Philosophy
Yarra Warra Preschool is a river community nestled in a unique bushland setting overlooking the banks of the Yarra River in North Warrandyte on Wurundjeri Country.
We bring together our connection to river (yarra) and community (warra) to create a space where everyone can grow, contribute, evolve, question, and share ideas. We share the stories of our past, present and future that unite us and makes us stronger focusing on respect for and connecting with each other and with Country.
We believe that all children have a right to Be and Belong as unique and valuable members of the group. Through intentional play-based experiences we support children to Become independent life-long learners who are resourceful, respectful, problem solvers and who work co-operatively with others. We know children as capable and competent critical thinkers who make choices, hypothesize, experiment and explore as they communicate their understanding as a community of learners who understand themselves and the world around them.
We recognise families as children’s first and most important teachers and as collaborative partners who share their knowledge to enhance children’s learning, development and wellbeing support children to recognise feelings, demonstrate empathy, negotiation and collaboration through teamwork.
We promote partnerships that embrace and acknowledge the diversity of the community and welcome these skills, insights, and knowledge as they enrich the program, and our understanding of children and their families.
We value learning environments that are aesthetically pleasing, connecting with our natural bushland setting and support children to develop essential skills to participate within our preschool community and beyond.
We believe that every child has the right to express their culture and identity and actively facilitate participation and inclusion for all children and their families.
Yarra Warra is a place of welcome and care that seeks to create a lifelong love of learning for every child. (April 2023)
Our philosophy is to be reviewed annually.