At Early Years Care we focus on play, creativity, learning, partnerships and the environment. We see these important elements of early childhood education as providing a strong foundation for life.
Creative children who are given the opportunity to experiment, explore and simply ‘be’ are more confident learners. They take this confidence gained from our care and guidance and turn it into a zest for life, a need to learn more. Children given these opportunities will seek out more opportunities knowing that the world is full of opportunity.
We try to offer children experiences that they may not have had before or even knew existed! We offer experiences in art, drama, circus, culture, celebrations, dance, language and play, to all children and Educators. Music is a strong part of our curriculum as we believe that music enhances the capacity for learning in all areas of development.
We host weekly Play School sessions that model exciting new ideas in play. At these sessions we have structured music classes for the children that are full of folk dances and cultural learning.
We implement a Mini Sports program for children to encourage a healthy physical lifestyle. Our Charlies Little Chef Club provides information on cooking and growing foods.
We have a strong belief in Education for Environmental Sustainability. This means more to us than installing a vegetable garden and a worm farm. Through our connections with ECEEN (Early Childhood Environmental Education Network) we work on educating children for the future. This means making them aware of caring for others, relationships, nature, climate changes, environmental problems in the world, life cycles, recycling and simply being able to look after their future world in an all round way. We have won several environmental awards in recent years.
We like to use recycled art materials often and work on life cycle projects. By forming enjoyable and interactive play experiences for children we find that children learn more, remember more and go on to implement more.
We like to think ‘outside of the square’ and invite your child to do the same.