24 MONTHS - 36 YEARS 

As children move out of toddler stage and into the independence of the preschool years, the programme for learning develops into a more structured pace of meaningful and purposeful learning, where children are encouraged to approach the world with curiosity and with a positive disposition to learn.

 

At this stage children need confidence and the skills and desire to think for themselves, to solve problems, to work with others, to communicate, and to gain an increasing understanding of the world and how it works.​

Our Preschool curriculum for learning builds on the children’s knowledge and skills base, learning style, and interests.  Through a rich variety of projects ,children investigate the fascinating world in which they live, which enhances the development of emerging knowledge and skills.

A balance of child-initiated and adult-led guided learning across key areas of learning are provided for throughout the day.

 

At Petite Ambassadors our pre-school curriculum for learning is designed to lay the pedagogical foundations that prepares every child to:

  • Be ready to read: confidently equipped with the desire, vocabulary, and language-deciphering skills they have developed through experiences that are meaningful to them.

  • Approach the world with curiosity and the knowledge and skills that lead to success in maths and science: a growing interest in the properties of things and the relationships and forces that exist in the natural world.

  • Use their social skills to perform in a school classroom: listening skills, self-discipline, patience, and discipline for the task, ability to work with others, and ability to solve problems.

As well as many activities mentioned in the previous age range (19 months - 35 months), your child will also be able to participate in: 

  • Extensive selection of books, stories, poems and rhymes to encourage communication and language. 

  • Multi-cultural activities and celebrations as well as activities such as singing and using musical instruments.

  • Daily opportunities for outdoor experiences.

  • Computer skills through the supervised use of interactive educational programmes.  The nursery also has a wide range of interactive toys and resources to further your child’s I.T knowledge. 

  • Writing their names with pencils/felt tips as well as identifying their names.

  • Recognising the alphabet phonetically.

  • Sand play and water play to introduce early science concepts such as pouring, measuring, wet, dry, full, empty. 

  • Extensive opportunities for encouraging expressive development through painting, gluing and drawing using a variety of art materials. 

  • Play dough and clay activities because these are sensory experiences which will encourage fine motor skills in hands and fingers. 

  • Using the pair of scissors correctly.

  • Role play activities such as dressing up, using puppets and ‘let’s pretend’ in the home corner.  Children use role play to make sense of the world around them through acting out familiar experiences. 

  • Cooking and baking activities to develop their science knowledge such as measuring and weighing. Healthy eating habits are also encouraged. 

  • Caring for living things and to gain knowledge of nature and the world around them. 

  • An extensive range of construction toys such as bricks and lego to improve upon their fine motor skills.

Brothers Playing
Preschool Graduation Ceremony
Children Playing Bongo Drums