Developmentally, a child will be ready to toilet train from between the ages of 18 months and three years… they’ll probably exhibit signs of readiness, which helps eliminate the guesswork. What is the right age or best time to start toilet training? A child needs to be between the ages of 18 months and three… View Article
3 Year Old Kindergarten
As with 4 year old Kindergarten, our program for 3 year olds is led by degree-qualified early learning specialists and aligns with the Early Years Learning Framework.
A quality kindergarten program will have more of an impact for children who start at age 3 rather than 4. (The benefits are even greater for children who are in vulnerable circumstances.) That extra year at Kindy provides a child with the opportunity to become more socially adept, be better able to cope with their emotions, and to develop better attention skills.
A great kindy program for 3 year olds will lay the foundation of literacy and numeracy through play based learning, which is either self-directed or teacher led to inspire curiosity and discovery, creating seamless learning and building strong pathways academically and socially. As they transition into 4 year old Kindy, children apply the skills and learning they’ve acquired through play into more focused learning that is designed to prepare them for Prep. This “scaffolding” of skills and learning across two years of Kindy creates great learning habits, develops stronger literacy and numeracy, and develops emotional resilience.
Time In, Not Time Out for 2 Year Olds
Think of a two year old having a tantrum as a runaway train: we don’t stand back and wait for them to crash; we step in to help them pull the handbrake. At around two years old, children start developing new emotions. And they’re some of the big ones: anger, frustration, guilt, embarrassment – really… View Article
Sleep Essentials for 3-5 Year Olds
Between the ages of around three to five, a child’s sleep patterns begin to change as their brains undergo a very significant shift in the organisation and timing of their slumber. As time goes on, they will stop napping, which is a big change of gears. But needing daytime naps less and less as they… View Article