6 months to 1 year :
As your child settles into Busy Kids and establishes a bond with our carers and gains confidence, we learn about your child’s daily routine, their mealtimes, sleeping patterns and all the other little things special to your child. In our experience, it takes about 3-5 days to settle your child but every child is different so we always work with you to make this as smooth as possible for both you and your child.
Our open door policy means you’re always welcome to drop in and spend some time with your child.
In our baby rooms, we are developing your child’s sense of self and there is constant interaction between the carers and the children to encourage their natural curiosity. The environment is safe, stimulating and nurturing to your child’s love of learning as they discover the world around them.
1 Year to 2 Years :
We provide loads of movement activities that develop children’s balance and gross motor skills, there’s all types of art, there’s water and messy play, dressing up, garden time, tumble tots, singing, dancing and early language activities. In our experience, it takes about 3 weeks to settle your child but every child is different so we always work with you to make this as smooth as possible for both you and your child.
All our fun activities all help to promote your child’s communication and social skills while encouraging sensory and language development. To them, it’s just lots of fun, and that’s because we believe that learning is really just child’s play.
In addition we keep individual diaries for every child that detail daily their mealtimes, sleeping pattern, nappy changes, specified medical administration and any other additional information about your child’s day that may be helpful.
2 Years to 3 Years :
At this age they’re ready for a little more structure and new fun challenges as well as free play and rest periods. As your child discovers their own independence, we encourage and guide them to further develop their confidence, their intellectual, social and emotional development as they explore their environment. In our experience, it takes about 3 weeks to settle your child but every child is different so we always work with you to make this as smooth as possible for both you and your child.
We pay especially close attention to the development of speech and language and encourage the development of your child’s speech and language through a range of fun and social activities such as songs, role play and storytelling. Other main areas of focus include music, arts and crafts, colours, numbers and fun messy play, where we encourage each child to express their personality through creative and imaginative play whilst promoting their self-esteem and concentration.
In addition, we work closely with parents to help toilet train and follow the routines that are developed at home. Our door is always open so you can pop by anytime, and your child’s key carer will be available for a chat about how your child is getting on. We also keep a record of each child’s development and these are updated on a weekly basis.
3 Years to 5 Years :
Our carers are passionate about childcare and expert in supporting your child’s development within a playful and fun atmosphere. Every child’s journey is unique and is recorded in a Learning Journey story book that is filled with paintings, collages, drawings and photographs of your child and their new friends.
Pre-school children’s favourite word is ‘why?’ and they have an endless curiosity about the world. This is when your child really learns to learn. It’s a time of non-stop exploration and discovery, when your child absorbs everything around them.
We recognise that the preschool years of 3-5 are especially important and lay the foundations of your child’s primary education. At this stage we introduce the Montessori method of teaching. Your child is introduced to the fundamentals of reading, writing and mathematics in preparation for school, all the while in a fun, exciting and colourful way.
Our ECCE curriculum consists of practical life and sensory activities, sounds and reading, numeracy, geography as well as music and movement, art and crafts, dance, and physical education.
After Schoolers :
We know that modern life can get pretty hectic, and for busy parents, Busy Kids can offer the flexibility to help out when you need extra support. For early morning starts we’ll provide a nutritious breakfast and can drop your child to school. We will also collect your child after school with a friendly face. Our after school care is available at all our Busy Kids centres.
Parents choose our after school care as they know that their child will be cared for by passionate and enthusiastic staff, their homework will be supervised and they can then enjoy a relaxed and stimulating after school space to play and unwind in. We offer a lot of exciting activities from exercise and science to yoga.