Hares – (3 – 5yrs)
Our Pre-School room is structured to prepare children for life, through active learning and support for a steady transition to school with encouragement for all children to reach their full potential at their own pace. It is age appropriate and planned by the practitioners to allow flexibility by the children as they follow their own child focused learning. We work closely with your child to build confidence and independence as we prepare your child for their next chapter. We stay in contact with local schools inviting teachers in before their transition period to ensure it is a smooth one.
The daily routine and planning considers individual needs, interests and stages of development. Our planning and environment creates challenging and enjoyable experiences to enable children to investigate, challenge themselves, discover, build confidence and learn through purposeful play with a mix of adult-led and child-initiated activities. Your child will experience a wide range of learning opportunities and experiences.
We provide an enriched, infused learning environment with structured activities that support children to solve problems, make choices and be proud of their achievements.
Our Pre-School team are trained to create opportunities for play and learning to help your child’s all round development. They are skilled in talking sensitively to children. By getting to know your child well, staff work with parents and carers to lay the foundations for learning.
An increased interest in collaborative play such as make-believe, construction and games help children to learn the important social skills of sharing and cooperating. Children learn about helping adults in everyday activities and finding a balance between independence and complying with the wishes of others.
Children still need the comfort and security of special people. Close, warm relationships with adults form the basis for learning. At this stage children are becoming more aware of their place in a community. Literacy and numeracy can develop rapidly with the support of a wide range of interesting materials and activities. Children’s language is now much more complex, as many become adept at using longer sentences. Conversations with adults become a more important source of information, guidance and reassurance.