Toddlers

(2 to 3½ year olds)

While still developing physically; social, emotional and language development is a huge focus at this age. We encourage their discovery and support their independence, carefully combining it with assistance when they need it.

What toddlers typically get up to at the centre?

  • Plenty of planned activities throughout the day, including art and sensory time,dress-ups, painting, working with play dough, building blocks, puzzles, etc.
  • Literacy and numeracy – learning through story-telling.
  • Lots of outdoor play – sand, water, gyms, slides, outdoor toys, etc.
  • Getting closer to science and nature, the best place for curious little minds to expand.
  • Groups projects where everyone contributes to a growing area of interest for this stage.
  • We support toddlers and their parents in toileting as required.

Pre-schoolers

(3½ – 5 year olds)

To meet the needs of our young adults, the focus of the learning programme moves to self-help, and developing positive attitudes, social skills and self-esteem.

Preparation for school and formal learning is also a key component of the pre-school programme (a part of the early childhood education curriculum). We want our children to be competent and confident learners, healthy in mind body and soul. At our centre, we support this by providing a challenging and stimulating environment for every child,including a Transition to School Programme. All facilities have been carefully crafted to help children succeed.

What pre-schoolers typically get up to at the centre?

  • Learning through play. There is a lot of dramatic play, block building and puzzles, sand and water play, and science and nature related activities and projects.
  • Plenty of outdoor play – running, jumping, catching, throwing… such activities develop hand-eye co-ordination and support future brain development.
  • Literacy and numeracy, and developing the foundation skills needed to read and write.
  • Learning to take responsibility of their belongings. Eg. Managing the contents of their lunch box.
  • Group projects based on children’s interests.
  • Interactions with the younger children at the centre.
  • Transition to School Programme.
  • Toileting is supported at this age as required.