Our Philosophy

We are committed to supporting the social, emotional, spiritual, physical, cognitive and language development of each child.

Creating a peaceful, caring environment

At Highland Grove Preschool we strive to create a peaceful, safe and caring environment where everyone is treated with dignity and respect and friendships prevail.

High quality expectations and practice are the foundations on which Highland Grove’s management and educators advocate for the rights and interests of children.

Creating a culture of critical reflection

We believe each child is capable and competent. Children’s voices are respected and drive the curriculum. Through careful observations we intentionally plan for and engage the children in stimulating experiences, allowing them to explore, investigate and create in a play-based learning environment. Ingrained in our centre’s ethos is culture of critical reflection.

We are committed to learning about, embracing and sharing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives to further promote a united and inclusive community with deeper understanding of country.

Educator’s collegial approach provides an environment that is warm, nurturing and promotes a sense of belonging. Our centre is aesthetically appealing, and our curriculum is rich in opportunities for individual, small and large group experiences.

Fostering reciprocal relationships with families

At Highland Grove we encourage and foster reciprocal relationships with families by developing partnerships through open communication, consultation and the sharing of information. The role of parents and families is respected. Our centre enjoys a supportive and inclusive relationship with the wider community, respecting and celebrating its diversity.

Working with local school communities

Highland Grove works in conjunction with the local school communities to support a smooth transition to school for each child and their family. Educators support children to become confident, involved learners and develop skills in literacy and numeracy. Networking between our centre, schools, early intervention settings and a variety of allied health professionals and community groups is integral to our preschool community.

A respected and valued team

Our centre is collaborative in its approach to staff. Each member of the team is respected and valued. Highland Grove is supportive of on-going educator development and is committed to remaining up to date with current practice, maintaining long term staff and advocating for the wider field of early childhood education.

On-going sustainability

We are committed to on-going sustainability. This is evident in the way the educators engage the children, in nature-based play with rich interactions in flora and fauna experiences, in turn this inspires our future generations to contribute to their world in a respectful and socially responsive way.

Relationships are the key at Highland Grove amongst the children, families, management and educators. By valuing each and every person, our centre ensures that the setting is approachable, reliable and secure.


Highland Grove welcomes visitors to our centre at any time, and we enjoy providing families a tour of our preschool.

Please call us on (02) 4367 6935 for a chat or book in for a tour of our centre.