For 2-3 year olds

Welcome to the pussycats Room

Our pussycats are extra lucky because they have an open planned, spacious room that can be split into two smaller groups to allow for more focused learning. 

Our younger Red Pussycats are learning things like toilet training and hygiene practices so we love to encourage and help them build on their self-help skills. We truly believe that our 2-3’s are capable and resourceful and so we encourage them to start doing more things for themselves.

They are also transitioning to more structured play time at the tables. We love to plan and implement themed/topic-style project learning (whether that be about shapes, transport, zoo animals or being active… Whatever the children are interested in!)

pussycats room

The older Blue Pussycats are developing the knowledge, skills, understandings and attitudes required for more focused learning. We want to help our 3-4’s become confident little humans.
They are encouraged to be more independent across the day. The children help to choose their resources, set up their own activities and come up with rules and expectations for play and throughout our daily routine.

Towards the midpoint of the year we also slowly start to introduce some of the preschool resources – we learn how to hold and explore scissors for cutting, begin recognising and even writing the letters for our names, and are in charge of all of our belongings.

We spend a good chunk of our year working through the Letterland phonics program and having an alphabet adventure each week. As well as looking after Kiya, (our class doll) who goes home with the children on weekly family adventures!

The Kitten’s Daily Routine

7:30-9:30am
7:30-9:30am

Outdoor play

We arrive via the playground gate and begin our morning jobs! The children are in charge of putting their belongings away. They put drink bottles in their trolleys, and lunch boxes in the big outdoor fridge and hang their bags on a hook with their name tags! Next, they grab a hat and apply their sun cream if they haven’t already done it at home! Then off to play in the big playground for fun with friends.

We explore gross motor skills on our obstacle course, play with water in the troughs or explore what’s in our sandpit. The big kids love to run on the race track, play ball games or even find a shady spot to read a book. We also have a great messy area in our mud kitchen. Children can dig holes, make ‘pretend’ food and explore the natural elements.

Over by the mud kitchen is our stingless bee hive! We love to watch the bees wake up and start buzzing from their hive. Over in the side yard, our pet chickens get fed by our helpers of the day and we check for any eggs they have laid overnight! They also love helping to water our plants and blow away any leaves!

9:30am
9:30am

Group time

This is where we say good morning, mark the roll, read stories, and do some music and movement!

We try to vary this time making it interesting and exciting for the children and adapting our programs according to the interest of the group.

10:00am
10:00am

Morning Tea

We usually eat alfresco. (But sometimes when the weather isn’t great, we’ll move and eat inside.) We have nice big picnic style tables which we set with patterned tablecloths!

10:30-11:30am
10:30-11:30am

Indoor play activities

These are our more structured activities, this can be anything from blocks, Lego, playdough or sensory trays & dramatic play in the home corner (doctors/hairdressers/mums and dads) depending on what we are interested in or learning about.

Our art & craft may focus on our alphabet letter of the week, our current interests or whatever the children choose on that day. We try to provide a range of materials including clay, crayons, paints, leaves, sticks, feathers, paddle pop sticks, cotton wool or an intriguing combination of all these things to create anything we set our minds to.

11:30am
11:30am

Transitioning

Those who need help to make their beds. Then there is time for some music & movement/stories/group games. We also get the children to help us set the lunch tables.

12:00pm
12:00pm

Lunch Time

We are currently having everyone bring their own food from home in a lunch box. We encourage as few packaged items as possible and the rest fresh fruit and veggies.

The children are encouraged to use their independence & self-help skills at meal times... Retrieving their drink bottles, sitting properly at the table and opening their lunchboxes on their own.

12:45-1:45pm
12:45-1:45pm

Sleep/rest & relaxation time

After lunch, it's rest time. No-one is forced to sleep, however, many of the younger children still do, as being at Kindy can be quite busy. This is important for recharging those batteries after a busy morning!!

We have the lights turned off for earth hour ever day! There is usually restful music playing and for those who don't sleep, books and quiet activities are offered.

2:30-3:30pm
2:30-3:30pm

Nappy changes & afternoon jobs

After a good rest, we change our nappies again before we sun cream up and get ready to go outside, hats, shoes and jackets...We also check if there is any craft to take home and then we zip up our bags!

3:00pm
3:00pm

Afternoon Tea

3:30-6:00pm
3:30-6:00pm

Ourdoor play / transitioning

We have another play outside with our friends (and sometimes siblings too) who come over from the Kitten's Room and we all hang out together in the big playground.

As the day winds down, we pack away slowly and in summer we stay out as long as we can enjoying the day light savings weather, in winter it's back to indoor games, drawing, construction and more while we wait for our families to come and pick us up.

6:00pm
6:00pm

Home Time

Our centre closes at 6pm (sharp!!)

Gallery

A picture tell a thousand words

leaf and butterfly
drawing
holding hands
painting
grand friends and butterflies

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