Children have the opportunity every day, to choose to play and work indoors, and outdoors. Our Centre location allows us to constantly use the natural environment in our own backyard, the park, children’s playground sports fields and our beautiful Red Beach.
Our daily programme includes a range of structured, planned learning activities delivered by our highly qualified teaching team. This Includes: Mat times/ music / movement/ art / maths / science / numeracy / literacy / ICT / Physical challenges / creative play /dramatic play / carpentry / puzzles / manipulative and water play /gardening.
We also provide extension groups for our four year olds. With effective communication and a long standing relationship, between us and the local primary schools. We ensure we provide an excellent transition to school for our children. Feedback is very affirming and positive, both from the schools, and the families of new entrants.
Teachers document examples of your child’s learning journey with us. We include learning stories, other assessment tools, photos, video, smilebox, as well as examples of your child’s written and creative work.
These portfolio’s are very special to the children, and belong to them. We have them out for the children to look at often in the Centre, and we send them home once a term for you to share with your child. We encourage you to add your comments and contributions to their portfolios.
The portfolios are useful to take with you when your child begins school visits, and further enhance an effective transition to school, for your child.
Communication With Parents
As well as our annual children’s Christmas party, we hold other events for children and their families to further enhance the relationship between families and our teaching team.
When children leave us to go to primary school, we hold a special graduation ceremony/ leaving celebration. This involves the child planning a mat time, complete with any of their favourite, games, books and music and we present them with a leaving certificate and special handmade card from the teachers and children.