At EtonHouse, we strongly believe in “Image of Child” as the first and singularly most important consideration, which incorporates the pedagogy of listening and acknowledging children as competent and capable thinkers and communicators. Our Pre-Nursery classes provide the children through play opportunities for growth of their social, language, physical and cognitive development.
Within the Nursery class we offer a safe and nurturing environment for the children to explore and become independent thinkers and communicators. The classroom environment acts as our third teacher, and with careful planning and setting up, the children can access literacy and numeracy opportunities as well as developing their social skills.
Young children develop familiarity with mathematics, science and technology through their daily interaction with the world. By providing play experiences and observation, we aim to form an important part of child’s ability to develop knowledge and understanding about concepts like numbers, shape, estimation, prediction, sequencing and classifying.
Through our inquiry approach, Kindergarten children bring their ideas to the learning process and work with the support and guidance of their teachers to seek answers, creatively solve problems and challenge their own thinking. They deepen their understanding of concepts and apply and develop skills and knowledge across all domains of learning as they work cooperatively and collaboratively with others.
Language and literacy learning focuses on writing and reading as well as on speaking and listening. Mathematical, scientific and technological learning is embedded in our inquiries as well as being taught to ensure that our children have the skills in place to approach inquiry learning independently.
The Arts provide a conduit through which the children can express themselves; with learning invitations intentionally planned to capitalize on children’s curiosities and enhance their engagement.
The Kindergarten children are also supported in their transition to formal schooling. Teachers assist families to prepare for the various primary school assessments and also help children to adapt to the changes that come from being a member of a larger school community.