What Matters To Us
If you are looking for a pre-school where your child can dream, discover and feel completely at home, then look no further! From our strong relationships with our parents to our team of dedicated, and long serving staff, our aim is to create a learning environment that supports your child developing at his or her own pace.
Careful attention is given to each child’s specific needs where class placement is based on the individual rather than pre determined age limitations. We believe strongly that each child is different and therefore will have different pre-school needs. Guided and monitored at all times, our principal aim is to instill confidence, self-esteem and a love of learning primarily with an academic focus running along side.
Child Led Learning
Project and child led learning with caring teachers in a family feel setting is the ideal place for young learners to blossom. When a child is involved with his or her own learning desires is when true learning occurs. When you ask 3 or 4 year old “what would you like to lean about this week? “ the response is your key to engage them with a subject. This also gives us the structure to include the academic objectives alongside a fun topic that the whole class is interested in. It is possible to spend days learning about volcanoes followed by polar bears followed by airplanes with the total absorption of facts due to this being ‘THEIR” choice.
Running along side this approach to learning, ABC encourages an environmentally friendly attitude to the world around them. We choose to engage our children with the natural environment using our perma culture (organic) garden classroom, worm house and seed nursery as a basis for teaching how to care for their surroundings. Our children are introduced to growing organic fruit and vegetables with the responsibility for caring for the garden given to them.
Focused Play • Free Play • Indoor Play • Outdoor Play • Music and Singing • Movement and Dance • Drama and Role-play • Creative Activities • Teacher Led Sessions • Day Trips • Circle Time • Sensory Activities