St Margaret’s Berwick Grammar Early Learning Centre

The Somers Early Learning Centre is the gateway to St Margaret’s Berwick Grammar and caters for children between the ages of 3 years (minimum) and 5 years of age. The children attend from 8.30 am until 3.00 pm for 2 to 5 days in the 3-year-old program and 3 to 5 days in the four-year-old program and participate in some specialist sessions.

The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (PYP) is implemented in the Early Learning Centre and through our play-based program the children are encouraged to become active and enthusiastic inquirers. Each individual child is valued and respected and is given the opportunity to make choices and decisions and develop their independence.

Through the formation of secure and trusting relationships with their peers and teachers, the Pre-Preps are inspired to explore, investigate, play and reflect in order to become caring and co-operative learners.

We believe that by offering the children a rich range of structured play opportunities and experiences they will extend their knowledge and develop their understandings of their world and the people in it. Our program enables the children to experience a smooth and positive transition into their formal school life.

Little Unicorns Playgroup

Open to all current school families and the wider community, every Friday morning during the school term.

Aims of the Playgroup is to offer children the opportunity to:

  • learn to play and socialise cooperatively with other children.
  • develop their communication, fine and gross motor skills.
  • extend on experiences in sensory play and spatial awareness.
  • extend their literacy experiences in a social environment.
  • familiarise themselves with the St Margaret’s Berwick Grammar school environment with their parent/caregiver close by.

Details:

When: Fridays during school term – 9.30am to 11.00am.
Where: St Margaret’s Berwick Grammar Early Learning Centre (ELC), Gloucester Avenue, Berwick.
Who: Children from Birth to School age attend with a parent or caregiver.
Cost: $100 per child, per term.
What:
  • Each Playgroup session will run for 90min. In this time children have the opportunity to engage with a range of experiences, other children and families. The play experiences may include craft activities, puzzles, blocks and books as well as time in the outdoor playground.
  • Parents will be asked to bring a small healthy snack and water bottle for their child to participate in morning tea time.
  • Each session will conclude with a group story and some songs.

For more information, please contact our Admissions Officer by email enrol@smbg.vic.edu.au or phone 03 9703 8111.

Little Unicorns Playgroup Enrolment Form

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