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Preschools

NextSense Preschools offer a supportive environment for children with hearing or vision loss.
A preschool girl wearing cochlear implant with her Auslan teacher

Experts in our field

Children who are deaf or hard of hearing can enrol at one of our three specialist preschools (NextSense Spoken Language Preschool, NextSense Sign Bilingual Preschool, NextSense Blind and Low Vision Preschool) where our expert teachers foster language, emotional and social development to enhance self-esteem and independence. We also offer specialist hearing loss support for children in mainstream preschools.

We offer three specialist preschool programs, across two locations:

North Rocks, NSW

  • NextSense Spoken Language Preschool, an inclusive early learning program for children aged 3-5 years who are deaf or hard of hearing and their hearing peers.
  • NextSense Sign Bilingual Preschool, a bilingual (Auslan and English) program for deaf and hard of hearing children who are being educated with their signing hearing peers. Children can enrol in this program from 2 years of age.
  • NextSense Blind and Low Vision Preschool, for children with low vision aged 3-5 years.

Blackburn, VIC

  • NextSense Spoken Language Preschool, an inclusive early learning program for children aged 3-5 years who are deaf or hard of hearing and their hearing peers.

Learning together

We recognise the importance of your family in your child's early learning. That's why our programs are designed to engage with parents and caregivers.

Our preschools operate on a reverse-integration model. This means your child will learn alongside hearing peers from the local community, who can be excellent language and listening models. All children receive specialist education from our expert teaching staff, and by attending preschool together can develop social connections and learn together in an inclusive environment.

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