Age Groups at The Willows
Here at the Willows we have two separate age groups
Caterpillar Children with our 2-3yr olds,
Butterfly Children with our 4-5yr olds working in our school readiness program
The Caterpillar group has our children aged from 2-3yrs of age, All teachers are vibrant and enthusiastic and have had many many years experience, While they possess a nurturing manner they are still structured with a very caring disposition encouraging children to step outside of their comfort zone and challenge their ever developing skills.
The caterpillar program has adapted the Early Learning Years Framework, and the children's learning had already improved in leaps and bounds. We encourage self-help skills and challenge the children's life competencies in an environment that is exciting and encouraging without placing extreme pressures on the children. We allow the children's interest to shape the foundation of their learning.
The Butterfly program is structured for children aged between 4-6 years old. The program is structured in a way that the children's interest guides the foundation for their investigations. We develop concepts and foundations for experimentation from our families and key events that are happening in the children's lives on a day to day basis while still incorporating a very strategic school readiness program ensuring that we are monopolising key components to the children's fundamentals of learning.
We integrate language, mathematics, science, and technology into the children's everyday learning, ensuring they are more than equipped with knowledge, confidence, and sound ability to participate and communicate to teachers and peers in a social and formal atmosphere to ensure a smooth transition into kindergarten. We value the concept of being, belonging and becoming.