MAKING RELATIONSHIPS, SELF-CONFIDENCE, & MANAGING BEHAVIOUR
LISTENING & ATTENTION, UNDERSTANDING, SPEAKING
At Apple Tree we actively nurture children's personal, social and emotional growth, helping them to flourish into confident, social learners. They form a positive sense of themselves and others as they learn how to manage their feelings and develop effective learning behaviours. During these early years, children learn how to make and retain friendships. We sensitively support them to learn this essential skill and it is at this time they may form friendships that last a lifetime.
The continuous development of children's gross and fine motor skills forms a fundamental part of our day. Research has clearly shown that children's physical development is closely linked to cognitive processes. At Apple Tree, children will have access to outdoor learning everyday. They will develop physical control and co-ordination and practice physical skills such as running, hopping, skipping, climbing and pedaling cycles.
Children's communication skills are earnestly promoted throughout the entire day. Traditional tales and contemporary stories with repeated phrases, a range of nursery rhymes and language activities provide children great opportunities to develop in this crucial area. As they grow, children learn how to listen attentively and maintain attention and concentration on a variety of engaging and exciting topics. Practitioners are trained to identify difficulties in communication and language, supporting parents to ensure continual progress.
MOVING & HANDLING, HEALTH & SELF-CARE