For our toddlers, 18 months to 2.5 years

We recognise that we all develop and grow at a different pace and respect individuality and promote the inclusion and participation of all children. We value children’s input and ideas for learning, creating confident and involved learners.

We believe that children’s learning is dynamic, complex and that play is a context for learning. Play allows for the expressions of personality and uniqueness; enhances dispositions such as curiosity and creativity; enables children to make connections between prior experiences and new learning; assists children to develop relationships and concepts and stimulates a sense of wellbeing. In this context we offer experiences and activities that are planned by the educator, but incidental for the child, and therefore support our philosophy of play based learning in a relaxed atmosphere.

A Snapshot

Ruth Landau Harp (5)

Growth and Development

Our Adventurers are at the cusp of mastering a huge number of skills within all the developmental domains, from cognitive, emotional and social development to fine and gross motor. Our Educators provided consistent and compassionate support and guidance, enabling out Adventures to master their developmental milestones.

In our Adventure Room, like all our rooms, our focus is on learning through play.

For our children, play is their work. The simple act of playing helps our Adventurers further develop motor skills, learn important concepts like colours and numbers, and sharpen skills like problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, and more. Our role as educators is to provide them the space, time, resources and opportunity to engage in a multitude of different play experiences.

There are always areas in the room to encourage;

Roleplay and acting. Bringing real life experiences into a safe environment

Creativity and imagination, through the use of different media and art materials

Music and movement, through songs and dancing

Language and literacy through stories, puppetry, mat times and rhymes

Fine motor skills through construction and small manipulatives

Social skills through small group experiences and opportunities to be with others

Curiosity and inquiry through small world and open ended resources

Calm and quiet time with cosy, comforting furnishings

Our Day

From 7:00am to around 8:00am, we have family grouping in our indoor and outside environments, after which our Adventures transition to play in their own environments with a focus on child directed play with staff engagement. At 9:00am our Adventures are invited to engage in Davening with one of our Jewish Studies Teachers where they sing songs in both English and Hebrew, to celebrate the new day. After Davening the children wash their hands and move in to a progressive morning tea. After morning tea, the children have a block of uninterrupted play until lunch time. throughout, there are opportunities for the children to engage in intentional and spontaneous experiences with the Educators in both the indoor and Outdoor environments. At around 11:15, our Adventurers begin to transition indoors for a progressive lunch time. When ready, all children are given the opportunity to sleep, rest and relax, with their different requirements catered for to align with home routines. During this time, the children who have short sleeps or only rest, are provided with quiet play experiences and activities. Children transition in to afternoon tea from 2:20pm and this is progressive, with children making their own choice to move off to play when they are ready. From 3:30pm onwards, children are provided with opportunities for indoor and outdoor free play until pick up time.