Vision

 

To create an environment that inspires exploration, creativity, independence and a love of learning.

 

Mission

 

Our safe, loving, play to learn school strives to build the child’s self-esteem, respect for themselves and others.

 

Values

 

• Child focused

• Holistic development

• Professional

• Family-centred

 

 

Learning to play,
playing to learn

 

“It is before the age of 7 years — ages traditionally known as ‘pre-academic’ — when children desperately need to have a multitude of whole-body sensory experiences on a daily basis in order to develop strong bodies and minds.

 

Preschool years are not only optimal for children to learn through play, but also a critical developmental period. If children are not given enough natural movement and play experiences, they start their academic careers with a disadvantage. They are more likely to be clumsy, have difficulty paying attention, trouble controlling their emotions, utilize poor problem-solving methods, and demonstrate difficulties with social interactions.”

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2015/09/01/the-decline-of-play-in-preschoolers-and-the-rise-in-sensory-issues/?utm_term=.7f3ef9a76571

 

*We offer speech therapy and OT on site.

 

Useful info:

 

Below are some links to what the experts are saying about the importance of 'playing to learn':

 

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/119/1/182

 

https://www.parents.com/fun/sports/exercise/the-importance-of-play/

 

http://www.playengland.org.uk/about-us/why-play-is-important/