Our goal is to provide a safe, happy and stimulating environment for TOTAL child development physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially.
We provide a broad and balanced range of experiences / activities to encourage each child to develop a sense of achievement and realize his/her potential.
Children’s progress will be at different rates. In any group we find a wide range of ability and individual achievement will vary. However all children should be able to follow a curriculum which enables them to make maximum progress.
Early childhood years are not the time to emphasize and limit learning to only facts and information. Education, especially so, at this stage, is about more than just subjects. Equally important is personal and social development. We should ensure children feel loved, secure, valued and confident. Children should be encouraged to share, cooperate, have moral values, know and respect boundaries and be able to function in a group beyond family.
Due account should be given to how children learn, their interests and their developing physical, intellectual, emotional and social abilities. They should be provided with a responsive, varied and rich environment where they are exposed to new experiences, new situations and encourage to explore new materials. Doing and attempting to do is at the heart of children’s natural acquisition of knowledge.
They should also be given appropriate periods of time for learning through sustained involvement in concentrated activities. Approaches to teaching should include recognition of the value of providing first hand experiences, of giving clear explanations and of using play and talk as media for learning.
A curriculum is not a limiting document , it should be neither rigid nor restrictive. It should be seen as a guide, be reviewed regularly and be open to new ideas and developments and accommodate changes for the better.
The following is a broad outline of important areas. For more details on specific activities, please contact the Nursery Director.