THE LEARNING JOURNEY AT WHERE WE GROW
For the children of Where We Grow, we offer four different rooms. Each room is designed to meet the emotional, physical and cognitive needs throughout a child’s development, whilst providing ongoing opportunities for exploration, investigation and actuation.
The children of Where We Grow are encouraged to graduate through these rooms as they are confident and willing to do so. This supportive graduation is offered so that children, and their families, know that their individual personality and ability is respected and considered.
6 weeks - 12 months
At this stage of a child’s development, we are looking to introduce your child to the world. Our educators offer our nursery children endless opportunities to explore their world through their senses. We want our children to use sight, smell, sound, touch and taste to develop their understanding of the world. We want them to learn to trust and feel confident in who they are and who shares their environment.Learn More
12 months – 24 months
At this stage of development, children have a vague comprehension of what and who, our educators now invite them to ask why and how. In the Toddler Room our children begin to learn that they are capable of early, simple self-governance. We encourage a range of self-help skills like serving their own meals, dressing and undressing, and toileting.Learn More
3 - 4 years
Within our Pre-Kindy Room we are beginning to see social attachments form between our children, which lead to the sharing of perspectives and the shaping of new understandings and ideas. Our Pre-Kindy children are shown how they can impact their environment and how their environments can have an impact on them. This is the beginning of building a sense of responsibility and interdependence.Learn More
4 – 6 years
At this stage of a child’s development we can begin to introduce concepts, theories, processes and cycles. The possibility of deeper comprehension begins to reveal itself at this stage of a child’s development and it is the responsibility of the educator to ensure that curiosity is nurtured so that it may continue to grow.Learn More