“Glenaeon is a preschool that goes above-and-beyond to honour childhood. Rooted in a deep understanding of children’s physical and emotional needs, it celebrates preschool not simply as a ‘preparation for…’ but as a joyous and wholly relevant stage of life in itself.
When I walk into Glenaeon preschool, I often feel calm and centred, even if I have been running around like a headless chook outside. This centeredness of spirit manifests in the simple beauty of the environment and, most significantly, in the teachers themselves who display gentle wisdom, a commitment to presence, and a deep respect for each child.
Outside play is a large component of the program, which the children love. When I drop or collect my son from preschool it is not unusual to see a child barefoot in the garden and a cherry tomato being plucked from the vine by little fingers. My son often comes home with shoes filled with sand – and I know it’s been a day well spent.
As a parent I have thoroughly enjoyed being part of the Glenaeon Preschool community, where I am always made to feel welcome. Aside from the general warmth and chatter around pick up time, embedded in the Preschool’s rhythm is a calendar of seasonal festivals which bring the wider Glenaeon community together in celebration.”