5-12 Years
Growing Independence
Our approach is to embrace your child as a unique individual.

Lifelong Learning: Growing Independence encourages individuality, self-expression and creativity in children to allow their confidence and personalities to shine.

We know children don’t come from the same mould and that, outside of school, they should have the freedom and choice to engage in a stimulating yet relaxed and enjoyable environment with supporting educators.

Due to the demands of school, our educators are sensitive to your child’s needs and respond with care and respect. We respect your child’s right to have opinions heard and actioned, which generates a sense of belonging and connectedness as they continue on their lifelong learning journey.

How you can help
How you can help
Social connectivity
Encourage your child to explore sound and engage with you in conversation.
Support your child to interact with other children.
Provide opportunities for your child to play independently in both the outdoor and indoor environment.
Allow your child to help you complete daily tasks.
Encourage your child to show empathy and listening skills, and involve them in games that practice turn-taking and patience.
Play games with your child, encouraging participation and involvement.
Emotional confidence
Talk about their day in a positive light and sharing experiences.
Establish a consistent routine around drop-off and pick-up, including times and people.
Support and encourage your child as they begin to express their emotions.
Encourage your child to ask for help before stepping in to help them.
Show confidence in your child’s ability to cope in new environments.
Foundational learning
Allow your child to do things for themselves, such as washing hands, dressing and feeding.
Read stories and rhymes with your child and encourage enjoyment in books.
Nurture their interest in the world around them by asking questions and engaging in problem solving.
Sit and play with your child and encourage concentration and perseverance.
Encourage creative play, dressing up, building forts and role playing.
Physical health and wellbeing
Encourage children to practice tasks, like packing their bag, identifying their belongings, unwrapping food, dressing and putting on a hat and shoes.
Encourage early hygiene practices, such as toileting and washing their own hands.
Establish regular and predictable routines for healthy eating and sleeping and rest
Engage in physical play, including jumping, balancing, building and dancing.