Our Little Buccaneers room is for children from 3 months - 3 years old.
3 months - 1 year:
Children in this age group are ready to explore! For this age group, it is all about 'what the baby wants'. We cater for a range of routines as we know how quickly babies develop and change from one routine to the next. You can expect to see a lot of learning taking place at this age group, with so many milestones being achieved and babies becoming toddlers.
Educators are nurturing and caring in their interactions with the babies, as emotional wellbeing is so important at this age.
1 year - 2 years:
This age group is bursting with energy and excitement. Children are walking (or learning to walk) and exploring this wonderful room with easy access to an amazing natural playground.
Children in this age group are curious and eager to learn new skills, including gross and fine motor development, learning different means of communication and language development.
Activities are organised to allow the children to take risks as well as consolidate learning. Children are reassured and supported by educators as they continue to build their independence and emotional development.
1.5/2 years - 2.5 years:
These Buccaneers have well and truly blossomed into little independent learners. Children are exposed to an extensive range of play opportunities, particularly dramatic play, as they make sense of their world through practicing new skills and repeating everyday things they see.
Children in this age group are beginning to interact with one another, rather than just alongside each other. This leads to an extensive range of social and emotional development as young toddlers learn to communicate their feelings, show empathy for others and learn rules and daily routines.
2.5 years - 3 years:
As these little Buccaneers begin to transition into Little Captains, they start asking lots of questions and have a broad range of skills in their repertoire. As with both of our rooms, educators draw on children's interests to create imaginative and engaging learning spaces. You can expect to see lots of messy play, construction and pretend play to engage these very busy minds. Literacy and numeracy concepts are prevalent with lots of stories and natural links to number, such as counting songs and activities.