At Small Friends we wish for every child who spends time with us to become a happy and confident little person not only at Small Friends, but in life.
We believe that play based learning gives children the opportunities they need to connect with the world around them so that they can develop the social and communication skills they need to play and learn not only as an individual, but alongside their friends and family too.
A child’s learning environment should make them feel safe, valued and confident to take on challenges; explore their space, and use their imagination to create, without the worry of failing. And with the passion, care and guidance of staff and parents working together, children will feel confident when playing to learn, and learning to play at Small Friends ...so every day is fun!
To increase their self-esteem and knowledge children need to learn as individuals within a program that allows them to develop at their own pace. When using all their senses and “doing”, they can develop their social, emotional, cognitive, physical and creative skills, and as Educators we take on the responsibility of providing learning and play opportunities that inspire children to engage with their space, resources and those around them.
Their time with us will be full of fun, smiles and happy times... all the good things in life that create fabulous childhood moments and wonderful childhood memories!
“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.” Fred Rogers