Currently we are running one session: Fridays 9.00am to 1.00pm
Each session there is one teacher and one co-educator (diploma certified). The staff to child ratio is 1:11 children.
Children can attend three-year-old kindergarten as soon as they turn three. Even if this is halfway through the year.
Currently, there is no government funding for 3-year-old kindergarten. Fees are paid directly to ECMS.
You may be thinking that three hours does not seem like much but it is enough for a 3-year-old. It is often the first step out of the home and into a communal space with directed activities. Children have the experience of packing their bags, putting it on a hook, going to the toilet in a new place, washing hands before eating and coming together with other children to sing songs and play.
Being such a short time, there is often very little guided activities. We allow the children to explore the space and encourage sharing, we sit down together for a snack etc.