East Maitland Preschool believes in the value of play based learning, children learn best through play, play is the work of children. We value the role other children play in building upon the knowledge and skills of their peers. Play provides a supportive and safe environment for children to learn and develop, it allows children to be whatever they want to be. We also value the importance of safe, secure relationships between educators, children and families, and prioritise developing a sense of belonging at preschool. Educators plan and implement our program to be inclusive of all children and incorporate both what children have in common, and what makes each child unique.