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Relationships-based Approach

At The Little Skool-House, we believe in providing our youngest children with good, positive and secure attachments and relationships to help them develop lifelong positive learning attitudes. Our curriculum is tailored to deliver the quality care and relationships of an infant to the complex social and emotional relationships of three-year olds.


Learning area - psychosocial self

Young children develop their sense of self as an individual and as a member of a group as they engage in relationships.

The learning and development areas we cover include:
  • Developing attachment
  • Developing trust
  • Developing a sense of personal and group identity
  • Developing a sense of connectedness and belonging
  • Developing a sense of autonomy and agency
  • Emotional development
  • Managing change

learning area - physical self

Children grow rapidly in their first three years, developing muscle strength, control and mobility to transform from an ‘on the spot’ infant to an ‘on the go’ young child. And it is important to develop their sensory, motor and cognitive systems so they can move independently and complete complex coordination tasks.

The learning and development areas we cover include:
  • Senses
  • Movement patterns and physical skills
  • Balance and spatial awareness
  • Health and personal care

learning area - thinking and communicating self

As your child grows, they will move from sensory explorations of their immediate surroundings to complex cognitive skills and processes to question, plan, construct, represent and communicate ideas and understanding in their natural and social worlds. In time, they will progress to using substitutions in their play and engage in abstract thought using symbols.

The learning and development areas we cover include:
  • Curiosity
  • Problem solving
  • Understanding of the natural and man-made world
  • Living in harmony
  • Language and literacy