Nursery 1 - Wombat

    The natural actions and destinations are alike to the Toddler (Joey) group, nevertheless as the child's natural movements and cognitive abilities continue to evolve, this is where we introduce structure, progressive themes and harder skills sets to ensure developmental progress of their age.

    The purposeful play programme is aligned to all our learning materials and sessions with our 3Cs model; Creativity, Concentration and Curiosity. Thus, each area allows the child to learn and develop at their natural pace and values the child's individual strengths.

    Intellectual Development through purposeful play;

    • Language Development; At this age we avoid the baby talk with the children and treat them as "mini" adults that they are. As their ability to convey their needs sees a plus curvature, we introduce Jolly Phonics which is a multi- sensory and child-centred approach to teaching language. The use of actions and sounds keeps the child interested and motivated to learn core language skills such as the ABCs.
    • Literature; As their vocabulary, speech and comprehension abilities grow, we begin to bring in literature using the Big Book concept, where the kids sit together and listen to the teacher read a story out aloud, following which they will engage in craft activities and a "question & answer" session about the tale, thus stimulating their language development.
    • Sensorial & Conceptual learning; At this age children are able to engage in pretend play and have a sound ability to work with their five senses. Thus we begin to engage them in collective concepts such as pre-writing the alphabets and numeral formations through sand play.
      • Self Help Skills

      • Fine Motor Skills; The children advance to learning how to apply skills that matter for their everyday functions and they also participate in shared reading, where their ability to turn the pages is an indication of growing fine motor skills such as eye, finger and hand coordination.
      • Gross Motor skills; Our activities allow the child to explore their physical abilities now at varying speed levels. This enables them to continuously hone their physical powers and engage in games and outdoor fun that are stimulating and challenging.
        • Character Building

        • Social and emotional development; For us this would be one of the most important areas, as a child's emotional well-being determines their ability to be a socially dynamic and an eager learner. Using activities we foster the confidence in kids to share their feelings, engage in deeper interactions with their friend, develop a positive self image and therefore nurturing their ability towards independence.
        • Improving Social Intelligence; At this age children tend to be quite impulsive as they are setting about to tone up their personalities, so we introduce Honesty, Responsibility and Fairness through everyday opportunities and have them understand the tact that is needed when communicating with others. We believe that instilling moral values, empathy and minding one's Ps and Qs should begin at an early age, so that these values stay on with the child for a long time to come. They are not "taught" to the children, instead we instil them in their everyday actions with us, so that it becomes a natural reflex for the children.
        • Our Dedication to you.

          Big Foot’s innovative and evidence based literacy programs are unique in these ways:

        • They promote creativity, interactive learning and child-centred activities.
        • Teachers impart concepts and are encouraging and promote the idea of self-learning.
        • Oral language, phonics, reading, comprehension, spelling and creative writing are all woven in; thereby making this a total literacy program.
        • Our Jolly Phonics programme is proven to help children perform at a level at least 1 year ahead of their academic year level.
        • Our literacy program for reading skills will afford your kids an appreciation of quality literature, increase comprehension & fluency & lead children to a lifelong love of reading!
        • Our programmes are catered for children of all learning abilities.
        • We believe that the tripartite relationship between the child, parents and staff is integral to the growth and development of the child. We place a great emphasis on ensuring that the learning environment is as conducive as possible to meet every child's needs and interest

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