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


  • REIEA (Reggio Emilia Information Exchange in Australia)
  • Democracy
  • Community

Our philosophy is aligned with the following vision statement for REIEA:

“We believe in a just and civil society that values our shared humanity, fosters strong democratic communities, recognises the uniqueness of each individual and appreciates diversity.

We recognise children as social beings from birth, full of curiosity and imagination, and having the potential and desire to find connections and meaning in all they experience. We acknowledge their ability to reflect upon and contribute to their learning through their many languages of expression and communication.

We recognise that all children have a right to be heard, to be respected and to feel a sense of belonging to their family, school and community. We see this as a foundation to becoming responsible citizens of the world.”

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