The homely environment has been altered for active and inquisitive toddlers. The environment allows for physical activity, child choice and self-directed play, with small groups, and supportive teaching to enhance the brain development. The inside rooms are divided into different areas for art, music, exploratory materials, reading and pretend play with their own fort.
The outdoor environment forms an extremely important part of our approach. Digging in our vege gardens, watering the plants, balancing on the climbing frames, rolling down the grassy mound and walking through the tree-trunk-tunnel all help to develop inquisitive brains and motor skills. At this age their bodies are learning to navigate the ups and downs, overs and unders of the physical world and the challenges are designed to help them build confidence.
Once again you will note a focus on developing oral language skills through dramatic play and teacher talk all lead by our highly qualified teachers, who are all great communicators. The development of their language schools is a focus right through the Centre.
When the weather is fine the babies and toddlers are taken for walks in our four seater strollers around the local area: train station to watch the trains, Mt Wellington Domain to see the cows.