Our inspiring Hamster children have fun exploring the extensive materials and resources we provide within our setting, giving them opportunities to stimulate and challenge their minds. We take time to observe how the children use the materials, noticing what interests each unique child in our care.
We are careful about balancing active and quiet times and try to have as few transitions as possible, understanding that too many changes can be disruptive to a young child.
Within our session we support:
- Cooperation and social skills
- Emergent reading skills
- Communication and vocabulary
- Counting and number concepts
- Emergent writing
- Creative exploration
The Hamster staff together create a plan, but know that it does not have to be set in stone, that ideas can change at the last minute and that’s okay. This provides us with the opportunity to ‘Plan in the moment’.
Keeping all of this in mind, allows us to provide an environment that is developmentally appropriate for our young, curious, energetic children.