craft & making
Craft is a great pastime and educational tool for kids. It can keep the kids entertained on a rainy day, while also extending a child's fine motor skills, develop concepts like colours or numbers and see scientific processes like gluing and paint drying in action. Our craft and making tables are popular with all the children and the table and floor are a great mess at the end!
Developing cognitive skills, memory and problem solving are not only fun, but educational too. Puzzles are available for children to choose from any time and children are often found completing puzzles together as part of social engagement.
painting & drawing
Many children are attracted straight to the easels as they enjoy the instant impact that paint has on paper. Our teachers also vary the painting tools to include brushes, sponges, stamps and even toys! It doesn't stop at the easel either. Painting and drawing with balls, cars or strings are also popular activities for the children, as they learn about colour and texture through the world of art. through this medium they are able to express their ideas and their understanding of the world around them.
We like to motivate children to share in the joy of books with a range of fiction and non-fiction picture books. Our book nook includes a collection of comfortable spaces for lounging alone, or in a group, to share and explore the world of books. The books are rotated frequently to maintain the children's interest and the 4 year old groups also have the opportunity to participate in the lending library.
blocks & building
Children design and problem solve together with our supply of construction toy blocks and platforms. Ideally suited to help children develop motor skills and hand-eye coordination, spatial skills and a capacity for creative, divergent thinking. Children create tall towers, whole cities and other complex structures for animals, cars or themselves!
Sensory play includes any activity that stimulates your young child’s senses: touch, smell, taste, sight and hearing. Sensory activities and sensory tables facilitate exploration and naturally encourage children to use scientific processes while they play, create, investigate and explore. Our teaching staff vary these opportunities for every session and use materials like shaving foam, flour, water, ice and herbs or other plants.