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Preschool

Western Water provides a free preschool program for children four years and above at kindergartens and childcare centres in our region.

Incursions

The preschool program includes a free 30 minute presentation provided by an experienced educator who explores the importance of water in our lives and encourage children to be waterwise.

With each presentation you'll get:

  • ideas for continued learning activities
  • access to engaging online materials including an eBook and colouring sheets
  • a donation for your centres' library of our new Sammy and Frances Save Water flip-out book which shows how Sammy the Snake and Frances the Frog save water around the home.

Topics

  • Water is Precious: This much-loved presentation includes a big book about how Sammy the Snake and Frances the Frog save water. Children will also get to open and explore a treasure box and sing and dance along to songs. Our famous Sammy the Snake and Frances the Frog puppets also make a special appearance.
  • Exploring Wonderful Water: This brand new presentation gives children the opportunity to explore the concept of water, how it gets from the sky to our taps and the many ways we use it every day. Children can participate in exciting action songs, role plays, and use the engaging felt Water Wall to see the different roles water plays in our lives. 

What others are saying

The program links in well with the current education frameworks for early childhood: sustainability, wellbeing and community. The ‘water is precious’ message is easy to understand at this age level and easy to continue talking about with the children and to follow through with various water saving ideas in our centre.” - Anne, TRY Kingsway Preschool

Ann engaged the children wonderfully in the learning experience. They loved Sammy, Frances and the BIG book.” - Jackie, TRY Melton West Preschool

The children thoroughly enjoyed the presentation throughout and enjoyed continued discussions about water over the following days.” -Glenys, Lerderderg Preschool

"We love this program! I’m thrilled to see it’s funding continued after many years of coming to this kindergarten. Your presenters, and the teaching aids that they use throughout the presentations are fantastic. It’s a very worthwhile incursion program and the messages for children and their families are very important.” - Julie, Melton Central Kindergarten

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Free resources

What not to flush down the toilet poster

Unfortunately, there are many items that get flushed down toilets, which should be put into bins. Items such as toys, baby wipes and nappies can cause a lot of damage and over time clog up the pipes causing major problems.

Place our free poster in bathrooms to help children remember to think before they flush.

What not to flush down the toilet poster1MB

Water cycle poster

We have a free poster explaining the water cycle in an easy-to-understand way.

Water Cycle poster626KB 

Hydration poster

Drinking water helps us maintain good health, keep up our energy levels and be able to think clearly.

Place our free hydration poster in bathrooms to help children identify whether they are hydrated.

Hydration poster473KB 

Children's waterwise tips

Children's Waterwise Tips

Thank you to all the preschools who have participated in our free educational program. Sammy and Frances love coming and visiting you all and sharing important water saving messages.

A special thank you to all the children who have provided us with their waterwise tips. We are pleased to be sharing these and using your important messages to encourage others to be waterwise as well.

Swinburne Avenue Children's Centre (Gisborne)

  • “Turn off the tap when we are not using it.”
  • “When you brush your teeth, put the water in a cup instead of letting it run.”
  • “Only have a 4 minute shower.”
  • “I tell my Dad not to waste water.”
  • “We use a timer on the sprinkler.”

Goodstart Early Learning (Melton)

  • “We can save water when we brush our teeth. We have to fill up a cup and use the cup for our brush and not let the water run.”

 St Andrews Kindergarten (Sunbury)

  • “When playing with water, just play with what you’ve got, don’t put the taps on.”
  • “Leave a bucket in the shower to collect the water and then recycle the water on your outdoor plants.”
  • “When you play with clay, use a bucket of water to wash your hands.”
  • “Use a reusable water bottle to drink from, don’t buy plastic water bottles.”

If you have any waterwise tips, artwork or stories you'd like to share with us, please email education@westernwater.com.au

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