School Readiness

School Readiness Program

At Whiz Kidz we recognise the importance of giving your child the skills to be ready for Primary School.

“It takes a village to raise a child.
 ~ African proverb

Starting school can be overwhelming for children and families. At Whiz Kidz, we recognise this step as an important part of our families' lives. We aim to work in partnership with our families to prepare your child for school.

We want children to be confident, involved, participating learners ready with the skills both socially, emotionally and cognitively to cope at school.

Our curriculum has a strong focus on learning through play and getting children engaged in all their fundamental learning areas through Project investigations.

The Early Years Learning Framework

The backbone of our Preschool program Is the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF).

  • Australia’s first national Early Years Learning Framework for early childhood educators.
  • Our aim is to extend and enrich children’s learning from birth to five years and through the transition to school.
  • The Council of Australian Governments developed this to assist educators to provide young children with opportunities to maximise their potential and develop a foundation for future success in learning.
  • EYLF will contribute to realising the Council of Australian Government's vision that “all children have the best start in life to create a better future for themselves and for the nation".
School Readiness Early Learning
School Readiness Early Learning
School Readiness Early Learning

Skills for School Readiness

Within our Curriculum we recognise a number of academic, social, emotional and physical skills that will help a child prepare for school. We work towards teaching every child within our care how to achieve these skills so when the time comes to transition into school, they are ready to take the next step.

School Readiness: Academic

  • Properly hold a pencil
  • Manipulate scissors
  • Hold a book correctly
  • Turn pages in a story
  • Basic counting out loud
  • Recognise numbers
  • Recognise colours
  • Finish a task they have started
  • Effectively asks questions
  • Recognise first and last name
  • State their address
  • Recognise local landmarks
  • Recite nursery rhymes

School Readiness: Social/Emotional

  • Happily take turns
  • Express worries verbally
  • Accurately retell events
  • Listen without interrupting
  • Express feelings without hitting
  • Leave parents willingly
  • Cope with loud noises
  • Co-operate with other people
  • Understands adults are shared
  • Able to be away from family
  • Cope with play of older children
  • Cope with speed of others
  • Cope with jobs at home

School Readiness: Physical

  • Properly use a tissue
  • Does up their buttons
  • Puts rubbish in the bin
  • Lines up in an orderly fashion
  • Uses swings and slippery dips
  • Throw and catch a ball
  • Claps to the beat of music
  • Successfully stacks blocks
  • Sit with legs crossed
  • Takes a partners hand
  • Goes to the toilet independently
  • Distinguish between meal times
  • Identify different sounds