Department of Education Learners First
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 “The wider the range of possibilities we offer children, the more intense will be their motivations and the richer the experience”

Loris Malaguzzi, Founder of Reggio Emilia


At Margate Primary School, educators will provide learning opportunities within a play based learning environment, inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach.

Our view is to see the whole child as capable and competent, and to develop curious and creative learners.

We see the learning environment as the child’s second teacher and our learning spaces in the kindergarten rooms are designed to provide a rich, safe and exciting space for your child to explore, think and wonder.

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Our educators’ teaching will be intentional, with a focus on providing rich opportunities for children, including play and learning experiences through art, music, literacy, numeracy, science and technology. Margate Primary uses an Inquiry based approach for teaching and learning to encourage curiosity, creativity and purpose within the classroom.

The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) is our guiding document for planning in a play based environment. Fundamental to the framework is a view of children’s lives characterised by Belonging, Being and Becoming.

Belonging – This is where children experience and learn as part of a group

Being – This is where children’s individuality and uniqueness is encouraged and valued

Becoming – Supporting and extending children’s learning in different contexts, to participate fully and actively in the world they live in.

The outcomes in the Early Years Learning Framework akinder.JPGre:-

  • Children have a strong sense of identity
  • Children are connected with and contribute to their world
  • Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
  • Children are confident and involved learners
  • Children are effective communicators

Margate Primary operates three Kinder classes in 2019: Monday, Tuesday and alternate Wednesdays and; alternate Wednesdays, Thursday and Friday.

For more information, take a look at our Kinder Information Booklet

Link to the fact page for parents