INFANTS - 3months to 18months
We believe that each child is a unique gift and should be treasured. We encourage parents to spend as much time as they can develop their relationship with their babies - through talking, listening and playing.
In our setting, we sit together with the children in a social group, talking and playing along. We provide a variety of resources which support the children's developing, understanding and how they behave.
Our environment encourages conversations between the adult and younger children. We engage with the children in different situations throughout the day, and we talk about what they
Children are also encouraged to be active, and
we make use of heuristic play to help them to manipulate objects and explore materials.
We engage the children’s interest in books and stories through story reading and give them a profusion of multi-sensory experiences.
TODDLERS - 18months to 36months
The toddler stage is critical in a child's life. Everything that happens to the toddler is meaningful. One primary task for the toddler is to learn to be independent. That is why toddlers want to do things for themselves, have their ideas about how things should happen, and use "NO" many times each day.
At purple Willows, we have a good selection of equipment which is used to help develop the children's interest in the world and find out more about the world around them. Our environment facilitates group play, and we focus more on supporting children to build their friendship.
Toddlers bursting with energy and ideas need to explore their environment. At Purple Willows, we ensure that they can study in an environment which is safe for them and become independent.
We give the children enough time to say what they want to say and provide them the resources that encourage them to talk. We have an environment that promotes children interest in physical activities.
PRE-SCHOOLERS - Under 5s
Our Preschool educational journey is unique and well equipped with a variety of resources that satisfy the emotional, social, physical, musical and creative needs of the children.
The preschool activities are based on first-hand experiences that encourage exploration, observation, experimentation, discussion, critical thinking, problem-solving and decision making.
As we prepare the children for primary education, they are presented with a stimulating and safe environment to enable them to be independent and gain confidence as well as experience. We spend more time talking together with the children as a group, helping them to negotiate effectively.
We help the children organise their ideas and plan what they are going to do, and provide them opportunities to be reflective and discuss what they have been doing.
We also provide various activities that support physical activities which the children make use of independently to develop their manipulative skills. All children at purple Willows understand the importance of physical activity and to make healthy choices concerning food