Our Infant Community provides an environment which is carefully prepared to meet the unique needs of this age group. Our classroom accommodates children 12 months to 3 years. In this setting the children come to feel the classroom is their own peaceful, special space where they play a meaningful role in their own care and the care of their environment.

A gentle routine of free play, circle time, songs rhymes and games followed by food preparation and a community snack time, punctuate each session. Children explore both indoors and out and spend time moving, dancing and using gym equipment in the studio each week.

A wide range of sensory activities, heuristic play and physical tasks underpin the children’s free play choices. Practical life takes place in every area of the curriculum as children learn how to organise their things, care for themselves and help care for each other, their classroom and pets.

As each child’s independence and interests grow, a gradual transition to the Children’s House is facilitated.

The following document is a map of our jumping off points for exploration in the Infant Community cycle of the seasons: emas_curriculum_infants