Illara Pre-school is an innovative intimate service in Glenorchy which provides high quality care and an educational program for children ages 3-5.
This pre-school specific program is provided in a safe, secure, challenging and nurturing environment. We encourage learning, curiosity, creativity and exploration through indoor and outdoor play. Our environments include many different activities which children can self-select as well as experiences set up for intentional teaching. We promote the healthy use of technology within the educational program through iPads and an interactive LED touch screen. Children engage with technology for a variety of purposes through educator led learning experiences. Our outdoor environment is a welcoming and accessible place that supports children's learning, creativity, social engagement and belonging. The children are supported to create and change the environments in ways that reflect their interests, abilities and learning styles.
The service has a strong focus on sustainability and connecting children with opportunities for learning and unstructured activities while exploring natural environments and the local community. Children at Illara Pre-School will experience regular visits to our Lenah Valley Bush Camp. The site offers natural bush land with native flora and fauna, a flowing creek running through with fresh pristine water from Mt. Wellington and hidden treasures rich with history. You will regularly see us out and about engaging in the local community, visiting Glenview Nursing Home, local shops, parks and the Glenorchy Linc, among other special excursions. We are a lunch box service, however we do supply nutritious and varied options each day for breakfast, morning tea and afternoon tea as well as a late snack. Allergies and special dietary requirements are catered for.
The caring, nurturing environment of Illara Pre-School allows staff to form strong bonds with families and the children in their care within a program that is carefully designed to ensure children have the best possible start to School, socially, emotionally and developmentally.
Illara Pre-school is open between 6.30am and 6.30pm Monday to Friday.