We are really proud of the program we provide at St. George's
We have two university trained early child teachers working with each group.... that is a great level of knowledge and experience engaging with children every day!
Nature starts to disappear from learning as children grow, to feel sand, mud, and water, on a daily basis is unfortunately often unique to early childhood settings so we feel it is very important to always provide those elements here. We have a "picking garden" with herbs that children can add to their "cooking" along with two vegetable gardens that we plant and harvest with the children. We have a digging patch with gumboots, pants and jackets supplied along with a rain water tank that helps to teach water conservation through first hand experience!
Educators create learning environments that encourage children to explore, solve problems, create and construct. (EYLF page 15)
We believe that children are capable and competent learners and that by giving children real tools and equipment they have the experience and potential to contribute to their communities both now and into the future. (EYLF Outcome 3: Management of a range of tools with increasing competence)
In the spirit of Maria Montessori: Never help a child with a task at which s/he feels they can succeed.
Maria Montessori's method of education focussed on fostering a sense of independence and personal development.