Prekindergarten - Grandi Room

It seems like only yesterday you were swaddling your new born… and now your child is on their way to ‘big school’. And while they’re learning their ABCs, your child is probably feeling excited as well as a bit nervous about starting school.

And if this is your child’s first experience of being away from family, you might also be feeling a mixture of pride, excitement and anxiety as your child becomes more independent.

We never underestimate how difficult it can be for parents to leave their children in our care. That’s why our team is committed to helping you and your child feel right at home at Bambini Early Learning.

We know that this is an exciting period of growth and development, so we want you to feel confident that your child receives the absolute best in school readiness education.

As an award-winning early learning childcare centre, we are committed to providing your child with access to an academically excellent, developmentally responsive and socially equitable environment.

  • AQ Adaptability
    & Resilience

    AQ: Adaptability and Resilience

    Adaptability, resilience and negotiation skills are fundamentally built on children having secure attachments throughout their early learning.

  • EQ Emotional

    EQ: Emotional Wellbeing

    Relationships are the key to a happy life so we equip your child to develop meaningful relationships.

  • SQ Social &

    SQ: Social and Community

    It takes a village to raise a child. We inspire your child to develop a love for life and community.

  • IQ School

    IQ: School Readiness

    STEAM Education is an interdisciplinary approach to learning and is deeply interwoven into our program to ensure school readiness.

Grandi means ‘Big’ in Italian. This is our Prekindergarten room and children are usually between the ages of 4 and 6 years in this room; however, each year the range of ages may be different due to the ages of the cohort in that particular year.

Children in this room are in the years prior to going to big school. Depending on the age of the child and the individual decision of whether they commence big school at the age of 5 or 6 years, children may spend either one or two years in this room.

Our Grandi Room offers an environment where children develop natural leadership skills, social skills and lifelong dispositions of the love for learning.

School readiness is about the development of the whole child: social-emotional, literacy, communication, cognitive and physical skills. Laying these important foundations will set your child up for academic success. We can help your child prepare for primary school and navigate the nerves and excitement this stage brings.

If this is your child’s first experience of being away from family, you may be feeling a mixture of pride and excitement as your child becomes more independent.

We never underestimate this transition for parents and children and our team is committed to helping your family feel right at home at Bambini Early Learning.

We know that this is an exciting period of growth and development, so we want you to feel confident that your child receives the absolute best in school readiness education. As an award winning early learning childcare centre, we are committed to providing your child with access to an academically excellent, developmentally responsive and socially equitable environment.

The importance of school readiness

As the first day of primary school hits the horizon for your child, parents often consider what school readiness really means.

It’s easy to assume that school readiness just means being able to count to 10 or write their name. At Bambini we prepare children with far more than that.

School Readiness is where children take part in developing foundational life skills and academic success in literacy and numeracy in a fun learning environment, music and movement, stories, puppets and drama, learning about healthy lifestyles, yoga, mindfulness and taking part in learning projects with in-depth enquiry and research.

Children develop social skills and meaningful friendships and become advocates for fairness within their community.

Children have the opportunity to be leaders and positive role models, leading by example.

Most children have a down time where they may have a short rest time or yoga/meditation after lunch, before they move on to quiet experiences. All meals, hats and sheets are provided.

While academic skills such as counting and letter recognition certainly have their place in your child’s early learning, we offer a more holistic approach that gives your child the best chance at succeeding and thriving at big school and beyond.

With a play-based approach to learning and applying the Reggio Emilia philosophy, our Bambini School Readiness Curriculum will equip your child to play independently and with other children, to cope with new environments and people, to communicate their personal needs and feelings and to participate in classroom tasks.

Strong partnership with families

Every child is unique and has different learning styles. Our team of highly qualified educators works in partnership with families to assess your child’s own strengths, interests and challenges. Together we establish unique goals for your child to ensure they are on the right path and ready for school.

We monitor your child’s progress according to the Early Years Learning Framework and the National Quality Standards Developmental milestones checklist.

We also regularly communicate with families to discuss any goals that you are working on at home. We aim to incorporate home goals into the Bambini routine and provide professional advice and support for you until your child is ready for big school.

Our collaborative and holistic approach ensures your child is set up for success.

Our school readiness curriculum

At Bambini Early Learning, we are passionate about inspiring young minds. It is deeply ingrained in everything we do.

We provide an innovative and nurturing early learning environment that is academically excellent, developmentally responsive and socially equitable.

We are committed to inspiring young children to be resilient, adaptable and emotionally intelligent, articulate leaders.

Your child’s interests, strengths, experiences and challenges set the foundation for their personalised early learning program. Our Bambini Curriculum teaches the core academic foundations and developmental skills that will help your child be ready for big school and beyond. Skills include:

  • Cooperation and self-control
  • Following the rules of their home and preschool
  • Playing independently
  • Learning how to happily share their toys and negotiate with others
  • Displaying concern, affection and comfort for others
  • Adapting in social situations
  • Well developed language skills and vocabulary
  • Developing new friendships.

At every stage, we foster your child’s learning. We are committed to building leaders of tomorrow.

From the moment children start at Bambini Early Learning, we inspire them to be courageous and resilient, to navigate new experiences and friends and embrace challenges with confidence.

We see every moment of your child’s life as an opportunity to engage them to develop new skills. They need to become creative, articulate and independent citizens of tomorrow. When we say we’re passionate about inspiring young minds, we really mean it.

Equip your child with school readiness skills

The breadth of knowledge that we provide for your child is limitless. Every stage of your child’s journey is an opportunity to lay the foundation of academic, developmental and social excellence. Through our Bambini Curriculum, we are with your child every step of the way as the trusted leaders in early childhood care and education.

Enquire about our application process and learn how we can support your child’s early learning.

“The best education does not happen at a desk, but rather engaged in everyday living.”

- Vince Gowmon

Here’s what parents
have to say

Otis has been part of the Bambini family for three years. It is very evident the time and love the staff put into the interactions with the kids, including the way they’re greeted by name by all the team and the love our little boy has for his teachers. We love hearing the adventures of his day when Otis gets home.


We have been part of the Bambini family for over six years and are about to see our third and fourth children join the fun, while the other two head to big school! I cannot speak highly enough of the positive and fun play-based educational experiences our children have enjoyed over the years. All the staff show genuine love and kindness to the children and have unremitting enthusiasm when it comes to craft, creativity, crazy singing and dancing, gardening and outdoor play.


Our children have been lucky enough to attend Bambini for the last three years, and over this time we have watched them grow into happy pre-schoolers, engaged in learning and socially confident – ready to take on the world! Their caring and qualified staff care deeply for each individual child, they follow their interests and find exciting learning opportunities at every turn. Our children have forged friendships and strong bonds with their carers.


We have had such a wonderful, positive experience at Bambini. The staff and educators are always so friendly and go out of their way to help in any way they can. The educators have developed thoughtful and appropriate learning experiences for the children and our son has loved being part of the various incursions and special events.


We have been associated with Bambini since it opened its doors in 2008. The warm and engaging manner of the Director and staff on our first day set the tone for the next eight years. The staff are passionate and engaged with a clear interest in every child, and the centre is always orderly and clean amidst the colour and fun that goes on every day.


As working parents, Bambini has become an extension of our son’s day-to-day life. The educators provide fun, learning and cuddles in equal measure, and his development is thriving in this nurturing and trusted environment.


Both of my children have been in the care of the fantastic staff at Bambini, led by Anmol. It is a tough thing for any parent to leave their babies with someone else to care for them, but I can honestly say that Bambini is a great, safe and happy environment that has really helped shape both my boys in a positive manner. They have built lifelong friendships over the last seven years that we have been part of the Bambini family.


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