Preschool (2 – 3½ years)
The Cat’s Pyjamas Preschool learning programme is fun! It is integrated and comprehensive, with a focus on the development of children aged 2 to approximately 3 ½ years. At this stage in a child’s life, independence has started, and we encourage children to develop this attribute. Self help skills are encouraged and supported. Children learn about routines which will foster language skills and the ability to concentrate will be extended.
Preschoolers love to get physical. This is an age when children learn significantly through play and physical activity. Our programme for preschoolers is centred around a philosophy of ‘play with purpose’. They begin to understand that other people have feelings and rights.
Our Preschool offers modern facilities that are bright, open and spacious with plenty of exciting equipment and a wealth of resources to keep busy preschoolers engaged.
Children are able to explore, investigate and learn at their own pace in a safe, secure environment. Many and varied activities, experiences and challenges are made available to this group, such as dressing up, painting, working with play dough, building blocks and much more!
At The Cat’s Pyjamas, Preschoolers will begin to experience the joy of self-expression in the areas of music, arts and crafts, learning through our senses, group time, and resource time. We also emphasize learning to share with friends and developing self-help skills and respect for others and materials. The main subjects and activities are art, language, music and movement; pretend play; manipulative activities such as stacking blocks, pegboards and stringing beads; which all assist with developing the child’s decision making, planning, sharing, cooperating, sense of accomplishment and pre-math skills; and the basic cognitive skills of cause and effect.
A separate sleep area ensures children have interrupted sleep should they need to rest.