As part of the curriculum we include music and movement. These experiences are included in the weekly program and are extended upon according to children’s emerging interests and needs. Music and movement is used to develop language and literacy, numeracy, physical motor skills, creativity and promotes a strong sense of identity, belonging and well-being.
Play based learning
We encourage our toddlers to engage in discovery through painting, drawing, building, story times and through both individual and small group activities and experiences. These are changed and developed on a regular basis to build upon children’s interests and learning needs.
Meal times in the toddler room are focused on providing a positive experience. Children are provided with an interesting variety of foods and allowed to exercise some choice in what they eat. Educators take time to eat and talk with children during mealtimes and create a sociable environment. Where possible, children are also encouraged to assist with serving food and drinks and tidying up after the meal, to encourage independence.
Rest and Relaxation
We endeavour to meet each child’s individual needs for sleep, rest and relaxation and will do so in consultation with you. The children have a good daily schedule, which encourages plenty of physical activity, so that rest time follows naturally after lunch. We create a calm, quiet room during rest time. Sleep information is made available during pick up.