Classes

Linden Pre-Primary and Baby Centre has two distinct sections; the Baby & Toddler Group and the Pre-Primary.

Baby Group

At Linden Pre-Primary’s Baby Centre a great deal of attention is placed on our programmes. We understand and value the special level of trust placed in us by families and the need for your child to build a meaningful connection with an educator. Our educators demonstrate a highly nurturing personality and knowledge. Our program is developed to cater to your baby’s needs, to spark their interest and promote healthy brain development. A lot of personal attention and interaction from our educators will also help to develop basic cognitive and social skills.

Every activity is designed to develop physical strength, co-ordination, their senses and spatial orientation and to encourage social-emotional interaction which helps to develop their communication skills.

Carebear Class (2 Months – 18 Months) Carebear

Our baby centre is well equipped and expertly staffed for babies from 2 months to 18 months.   Both the teachers are qualified in Early Childhood Development and have children of their own.   Babies can look forward to a comfortable indoor play area as well as a large outdoor play area. This centre is separated from the Big School area as we understand that baby’s immune system is still low and a tolerance to germs still needs to be developed. All our babies are pampered and given the loving care and stimulation needed to develop and grow.  Daily communication is maintained and nurtured with parents at all times during this very important time in your family and child’s life.

Toddler Group

Linden Pre-Primary program for toddlers teach the value of sharing and cooperation through group play. Children are encouraged to develop friendships and gain confidence as they interact with others. We also aim to identify and encourage every child’s own unique set of skills and interests.  Our programs address key learning areas including social skills, language, maths, investigation, creativity, fine and gross motor skills, sensory experiences, cultural experiences and environmental understanding. We monitor each child’s progress via observation-based assessments and we document their rapidly developing skills, physical abilities and personalities.

Duckling Class (2 years old)

The Duckling class is for all children who turn 2 years old during the year. The toddlers can look forward to a stimulating and fun class, where there is a lot of leducklingarning through play as well as educational toys and games. The children’s vocabulary development, fine motor skills and gross motor skills are all focussed on through each theme. The Duckling class has a large outdoor play area which is shaded and separated from the bigger children.  Toilet training is assisted in the school day and we request that all children bring a change of clothing and nappies to school.

Honey Class (3 years old) honey-bee

The Honey class is for all children who turn 3 years old during the year. The children can look forward to a stimulating and fun class, where there is learning through fantasy play as well as educational toys and games. The children’s vocabulary and language development, fine motor skills and gross motor skills are all focussed on through each theme.  The Honey class has a large outdoor play area which is shared with the bigger children. These play areas are monitored and supervised by the class teachers whenever they are outside.

Pre-Primary Groups

Between the ages of 3 and 5 are some of the most exciting years in your child’s life. This is when their curiosity peaks and they rapidly absorb information and apply this new knowledge. They begin to interact more with others, they start to form social groups and share knowledge and understanding to tackle challenges.

At Linden Pre-Primary our program is designed to address the children’s needs and encourage qualitative learning whilst laying down strong foundations. We meet each child’s interest to develop their skills in key learning areas – social skills, language, maths, investigation, and creativity, fine and gross motor skills, sensory experiences, cultural experiences and environmental understanding.

Each day has a structure and routine and includes time for play, planned activities, and also free choice. Each child’s progress is monitored via observation-based assessments and we document their rapidly developing skills, physical abilities and personalities.

Ladybird Class (4 years old) ladybird

The Ladybird class is for all children who turn 4 years old during the year. The children can look forward to a stimulating and fun class, where there is learning through fantasy play as well as educational toys and games. The children’s vocabulary and language development, fine motor skills and gross motor skills are all focussed on through each theme. Each child will receive a workbook which will focus on the pre-writing skills, letter sounds, number recognition and thinking skills.  The Ladybird class has a large outdoor play area and specific gross- motor area which is shared with the bigger children. These play areas are monitored and supervised by the class teachers whenever they are outside.

Big 5 Class (5 – 6 years old)

big-5The Big 5 class is for all children who turn 5/6 years old during the year. Our Big 5 class is a mixed class of Grade 00 and Grade 0 children. The reason being that a lot of Primary schools have their own Grade 0 Class, however we do cater for those that don’t. The children can look forward to a stimulating and fun class, where there is learning through developmental play as well as educational toys and games. The children’s vocabulary and language development, fine motor skills and gross motor skills are all focussed on through each theme. Each child will receive workbooks which will focus on the Numeracy and Literacy skills and developmental skills required for “Big” school.  The Big 5 class has a large outdoor play area and specific gross- motor area which is shared with the bigger children. These play areas are monitored and supervised by the class teachers whenever they are outside.  At the end of each year we have a graduation ceremony for the Big 5 Class. The Big 5 learners are school ready.

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