The Arden learning journey commences with an engaging Pre-School program for three to five year old girls and boys. Our program offers young children the ideal environment to build the foundations for future formal schooling.

About our Pre-School

Our Pre-School is licensed to cater for a maximum of 25 children per day and operates between 8.30am and 2.45pm. We have three full-time educators on duty each day. In general, children who are three years old by 1 February attend on Thursdays and Fridays while children who are four years old by 1 February make up the older group and attend on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

All children are able to attend Arden’s Before and After School Care programs. 

A caring and supportive environment

Like all Arden staff members, our Pre-School educators make sure that each child feels safe and well cared for. We want each child to develop as a unique individual within the context of a caring and supportive Christian environment. Our partnership with parents starts here—an essential and ongoing aspect of education at Arden.

Active learning

Our Pre-School educators provide guided and unstructured experiences that tap into the children’s natural curiosity and interests. The children are provided with opportunities to enjoy the here and now. To investigate, experiment and discover new things about our world. Our broad educational program is delivered in a nurturing environment which supports each child to grow and develop socially, emotionally, physically, cognitively and spiritually.

A smooth transition

School readiness begins from the very first day of Pre-School. Arden Pre-School is located within the junior school so we ensure that there are many opportunities for our Pre-School children to participate in the Pre-School to Year 6 experiences. (special assemblies, book parades, fund raising events) The children have access to school facilities such as the library, hall and playground areas. When it is time for our children to transition into Kindergarten they are familiar with school grounds, experiences and teachers in the wider school community.