Child Side Playgroup

and School follows

child protection and

protective behaviour

processes.  We deliver

the Keeping Safe: Child

Protection Curriculum.



is inspired
by the

practices of

which are
woven into a
flexible & organic
style of education
designed for

What We Offer
High adult to child ratio

each child is well-known, cared about and unlikely to slip through the cracks

Small by design

we can seriously personalise learning and academically challenge every child and humanise the process

Highly researched

innovative practice relevant to living in the 21st Century, connecting children to the world rather than isolating them behind four walls and a door; children who can cope and thrive with modern living and its requirements


work place conducive for all children to ‘be, belong, become’ – engaged and responsive children enjoying their childhood and education


  • Brain based learning curriculum
  • Constructive learning
  • Multi-age grouping learning

We offer a thinking curriculum where children are encouraged to be active, creative, social, resourceful and thoughtful. We provide a problem based learning curriculum with a creative solution focus. We know that teaching is different from learning. We focus on learning and are inspired by brain research and life experiences. Both the children’s current level of understanding and skills and the W.A. Curriculum Framework are used to inform our daily practice.

Our focus is on co-operation and co-responsibility, with a sense of interdependence and individuals contributing to their own learning. We believe children construct their knowledge in and through group situations. In these groups children generate ideas, pose questions, explore, discover, make mistakes, challenge and confirm.

Schools are one of the few places in our society that separate us by age and this seems to be for organisational purposes rather than educational reasons. Therefore, we intentionally have multi age grouping to cater for the differences in each brain’s unique timetable for development. Multi age grouping allows children to develop long term working relationships with their educator and peers, whom they stay with over a number of years.

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