Zig & Zag child care centre programs all adopt the national The Early Years Learning Framework for early childhood educators. This Framework aims to cater to individual and group needs in all of the main development areas: physical activity, thinking/creativity, communication, spirituality, emotional intelligence, morals and social skills.
We place importance on play-based learning which has long been proven as an effective way for children to learn. Through play, children are exposed to opportunities to learn how to communicate, share, and make choices. We’re provide a socially inviting environment with positive and meaningful interactions from educators and peers, so we can promote the social-emotional development of each child.
Parallel to the Framework, we strongly encourage the children to be confident, kind and present. To have a strong sense of their individuality and embrace it, to be involved with our learning practices, and effectively communicate with their peers and teachers. We place utmost importance on using good manners, help one another and offering to share. We show respect to the children and expect they will show respect to their peers and us in return.
Zig & Zag child care centre provides children with new experiences through indoor and outdoor learning, media and technology, music and movement, nature and sustainability as well as excursions and incursions, ensuring each child has a meaningful, all-encompassing learning experience.
AGE APPROPRIATE LEARNING
Zig & Zag caters for ages from newborn to six years, separated into three age-appropriate groups: Tadpoles, Froglets, and Frogs.
We provide a stimulating environment where the children can learn and explore. We also value families within the centre as they are a very important aspect of your child’s early development and know what’s best.
The Froglet room is where children learn and develop to their fullest potential through meaningful experiences that include interests-based and intentional teaching strategies. We also value messy play and encourage children to learn through their senses.
Children are encouraged to become independent learners through both planned and spontaneous learning experiences catered to their age and developmental stage. School readiness activities help the children develop their language and literacy skills, self-help skills, cognitive skills, physical skills and social and emotional skills.