Peter Pan's curriculum is broad based, offering each child the chance to develop their experiences, learning skills and all-round development at their own pace.
Each room offers experiences appropriate to the child's age and incorporates both indoor and outdoor activities. There are opportunities for children to work as part of a group and as an individual thereby promoting special interaction and self-confidence.
Children learn most effectively when they are having fun and enjoying their activities and so, learning through play is embraced throughout our curriculum. Our curriculum and development programs provide for:
Wobblers - 1 to 2 year olds
Toddlers - 2 to 3 year olds
Preschool - 2 to 4 year olds
After-School - 5 years plus
Junior Montessori - 3 to 4 year olds
Senior Montessori - 4 to 5 year olds
Wobblers (1 - 2)
At this age, children begin exploring their environment with increasing mobility, dexterity and language.The Early Toddler room enables these skills to flourish using purpose-built furniture and play resources that encourage children to stretch themselves both physically and imaginatively by exploration of the world about them.
Toddlers (2 - 3)
With the child's growing independance and the development of their own unique personality, our focus moves to developing a range of life, social and self-help skills. Toddlers have a variety of activities in place which encourages them physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially as they grow independence. With music, books, movement and creative projects, learning is always exciting.
Pre-School (2 - 4)
As confidence grows and children demonstrate skills in building relationships, our activities are structured to emphasise the development of pre-school children.
Knowledge is enhanced through purposeful play and children are introduced to a wide variety of learning opportunities such as early reading, maths skills and imaginative play.
After School (5+)
A full range of activities is available for example, board games, arts and
crafts, as well as access to outdoor space and play. For added interest
themed activities are scheduled regularly. Support is provided for children
wishing to complete their homework during this time. Healthy snacks and
drinks are provided for the children.
Montessori (3 - 5)
The Montessori environment supports spontaneous learning and
discovery. It centres on the individual needs of children and within this
environment new information is presented when the child is ready.
In the Montessori pre-school, there are five distinct areas which make up
our prepared environment:
Practical Life which enhances the development of gross and fine motor
control and helps the child develop independence by care of self, core of
the environment and development of positive social interaction.
Sensorial which enables the child to order and classify sensorial
impressions received by working with scientifically designed materials.
Mathematical materials enable the child to internalise concepts of number,
symbol and sequence.
Language is mostly phonic based and various presentations are made that
link sounds and letter symbols. Oral language development is ongoing and
taught through the use of all the classroom materials.
Cultural materials expose the child to geography, history, earth sciences,
music and art.