Our infant Section consists of a large indoor area connecting to its own outdoor playspace. We have a ratio of 1 educator to 4 children with a total of 12 children and 3 educators.
Our image of the very young child is one who is in control of their own learning, competent and striving to learn about their world, but vulnerable and in need of positive support and interaction. Our infant space is anchored in the relationship between educators, children and family. We believe connection with consistent educators form the basis of good attachment which provides a place for children to feel safe, to come back to a stable base when needing support.
Our youngest children learn through interaction with a rich engaging environment and experiences that are centred in their own routines. Early introduction to artistic materialist to explore, music, appropriate physical challenges and manipulative play experiences support cognitive learning.
Learning to communicate, become independent, explore the world and mastering physical skills are the priority of this age group. The curriculum in the infants room is formed around concepts of learning to support and extend development, these being: