Welcome to the Nest at Alberton Primary School

The Nest includes all Preschool and Reception children. We provide an interesting and engaging indoor/outdoor learning environment for children aged 3 to 6 years of age. We are guided by the Early Year’s Learning Framework and The Australian Curriculum.

Learning in the Nest is hands-on, meaningful and aligned to the individual needs and interests of children. Educators actively engage with individuals, small and large groups to cater for the needs of all children. Children have daily opportunities to develop their literacy and numeracy skills, participate in inquiry based learning and learn alongside specialist teachers in the areas of Life Science, Physical Education and Music.

We see children as competent and capable learners who come to us with a wealth of knowledge and ideas about the world. We are inspired by the research in the schools of Reggio Emilia, Italy.

In 2020 the Nest was awarded a rating of ‘Excellence’ by ACEQUA (Australian Children’s Education Care and Quality Authority) for a second time. This rating is the highest an early childhood setting can receive, and reflects the high quality learning environment and program The Nest provides for children.

Our outdoor space in The Nest was developed in 2017. Watch this video to learn more about The Nest and the story of the development of our early education outdoor learning centre.


Playgroup is a wonderful opportunity for preschool aged children aged 0 – 5 and their parents / caregivers to explore a range of activities together through play-based learning.  This will encourage your child to build their social skills through having fun, learning how to share with other children and develop new skills through connecting with music, stories, dance and play. 

Parents/caregivers will have an opportunity to strengthen their bond with their child, enjoy tea and coffee which is provided, and connect with other families in their community.  Playgroup supports you and your child to learn new skills, share experiences, play, learn and engage with others in a safe and caring environment. 

Playgroup is held each Friday morning of the school term, from 9:00am – 10:45am, with a gold coin donation.  Bookings are not required.   We look forward to meeting you and your child. 

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