Babies and Toddlers Programmes
English Immersion Programme
Foreign Language Immersion Programmes – English, Mandarin
Toddling Hedgehogs (12 – 18 Months )
Play and Laughter is an integral part of all our programs at Mount Kelly Playgroups
Imaginative play, painting, constructing with playdough, sandpit exploring, water play and story time make the Toddling Kelly program full of action and skill development always within an atmosphere of nurturing confidence, social skills, listening skills and fun. Allowing children to make choices from a very early age encourages autonomy, learning and self-control. Control leads to good self-esteem and internal confidence. Children who do not have the opportunities to build autonomy are more likely to remain dependent on adults or be overly influenced by peers. So what will it be today?
Pre – Twos Badgers (19 – 24 Months )
Play is children’s work. Children choose the activity that appeals to them and get to work. At Mount Kelly Playgroup we offer an extensive range of exciting opportunities for sensory play and discovery. Through making choices and taking responsibility for their own learning children learn through interacting with people, place and their experience. We have scheduled learning activities that focus as much on physical development as social and intellectual. In fact these all complement each other. A Pre Two can really begin to explore building, climbing, rolling, riding sharing, listening, dancing and art making.
Pre – Threes Red Deer (25 – 36 Months )
Challenging, interesting and engaging opportunities are expertly planned and executed at Mount Kelly Playgroup so that children can initiate, direct and control their own learning experiences. Sometimes children do not make good choices and this becomes a valuable formative opportunity to learn about safe, positive behaviours. This lays the foundation for understanding what is fair and respectful. Confidence and strong positive relationships are built when children internalise their choices and their opinion is valued. Pre Threes are exposed regularly to books, listening, music, visual art, dance and manipulative play. Their choices expand as does their understanding of the world around them.
Pre-Nursery (25 – 36 Months )
Developing independence, choice and collaboration are the main aims of our unaccompanied Pre-Nursery classes. This independent learning environment provides your child with early exposure to a diverse range of social situations, helping them develop crucial interpersonal skills. The ideal preparation for entry into our Nursery programme at the Mount Kelly International Preschool.
Babies and Toddlers Arts programmes
Playgroup with Music and Movement (6 – 36 Months )
Saturday 9:30am – 10:30am
Through sensory exploration and music and movement your child will have opportunities for social engagement and sensory-perception development. With the many benefits of singing with your baby, such as reducing tantrums and boosting IQ, the music and movement element of this playgroup session will give you special moments to bond with your child and have lot’s of fun at the same time. Each exciting lesson includes:
-sensory centre time
-sharing time with other parents