At FUNdamentals in Burwood we cater to children aged between 0 and 5 years of age and have two separate areas of learning to meet the different developmental needs of the children. We are located in Burwood with the Avon river running across the road from us providing a peaceful and natural ambience.
We provide spacious inside and outdoor areas with many programmes that provide not only fun, but more importantly, they stimulate developed learning skills.
:: We aim to develop the "Mind-Body, Mind-Brain" connections ::
The provision of the gym / Numeracy & Literacy / Extension Group balanced programme provides an an active-learning early childhood environment with special emphasis on balancing the body and brain.
Kinesthetics is vital particularly to preschoolers for their developmental learning processes. The physical balances with the intellectual. The FUNdamentals programme allows teachers to extend their expectations of our preschooler's ability to understand and learn. It is a high expectations programme providing fulfilment as children learn how to learn.
:: Total Mind & Body Learning ::
Gym, classroom and computer times are balanced with free-choice times. We offer sand, woodwork, waterplay, art, drama and teacher-guided activities based on science and maths. We practice phonological based reading extension and games from the FUNdamentals Guidebook. We also offer activities such as puzzles, shape games, games with small manipulative tasks (like threading), gross motor gym room activities, stories, creative art and music.
:: Our exciting Perceptual Motor gym programme offers ::
Extension and remediation using movement as a teaching tool to balance the "blocked circuits". Routines to music, rolls, crawls, rocking, spinning, balancing, hanging from bars and swinging. We have activities that work on memory, gross and fine motor skills, body awareness, balance and sensory motor development.
The integrated nature of this programme will encourage noticeable language development.
Fundamentals has a full day licence. We cater for a maximum of fifty children, of which thirty-nine are preschool children and eleven are nursery age children. The child teacher ratio is one teacher to eight preschoolers and for nursery age children one teacher to four.
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