Felton Street Community Preschool Rooms

 
Felton Street Community Preschool has a reputation in the wider community for being accepting and welcoming of all children.

We respect and celebrate each child's strengths, skills and the talents that define their individuality and uniqueness.

Our preschool is divided into two rooms. The Butterflies (2–4) and The Busy Bees (3-5),

Copies of the daily routine for each room (winter/summer) are on display in the Parent Area in the playroom.
 
 
The Butterflies — Children paint a canvas — Rooms Felton Street Community Preschool in Gateshead, NSW in Gateshead, NSW
 
 

The Butterflies

 
In the Butterfly room, there are 15 children per day with 3 fulltime staff members and a fourth staff member works part-time and adds to the adult to child ratio to ensure ALL children are supported during the day.
 
 
 
 
The Busy Bees — Rooms Felton Street Community Preschool in Gateshead, NSW
 
 

The Busy Bees

 
In the Busy Bee room, there are up to 24 children per day with 3 fulltime staff members and a fourth staff member works part-time and adds to the adult to child ratio to ensure ALL children are supported during the day.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Learning areas established within our environment cover the indoor play space, outdoor play space or available in both play spaces. Our core learning areas include:

 
 
  • Dramatic play
  • Literacy (reading books, listening to stories, writing and drawing)
  • Manipulative play (small blocks/threading/pegging and posting/ cutting)
  • Puzzles
 
 
 
  • Construction (large blocks/woodwork/collage)
  • Small world investigation (mini-worlds/dollhouses)
  • Science and nature (investigation, gardening)
  • Art studio (painting, craft, and drawing)
 
 
 
  • Sensory play (playdough/ clay, sand, water, dirt)
  • gardening (growing vegetables and plants, composting & worm farming, environmental sustainability)
  • Physically active play (running, skipping, hoops, balls)
  • Gross motor climbing
  • Relaxation space