Angaston's outdoor slide

Creating confident, capable citizens

Child development refers to how your child grows and changes over time, in the early years ‘play’ is children’s fundamental way of learning and developing. Play is fun and gives your child opportunities to explore, observe, experiment, and solve problems as they learn. Children need support and encouragement to do this. Through quality engagements and spending time with children, our educators play, talk, listen and interact with each child, helping them to learn key life skills and develop to reach their full potential. When children have caring and supportive adults playing and learning with them, they receive a simple but vital message; “You are important to me.” This message helps each child to learn about themselves, who they are, where they belong and how they fit in the world.

Enrol your child and join them for a play! Watch as they show their remarkable ability for exploration, imagination and decision making. Children learn through play in many ways.

Experts divide child growth and development into different areas:

Physical Development

Referring to strength and Physical skills, including large body movements such as sitting, walking and climbing and small body movements such as control of hands, eating, sleeping, reflexes, vision and more.

Cognitive Development

Involves thinking and problem solving, including how children’s senses are working and how they are engaging with the world around them and more.

Language Development

Refers to communication and understanding communication. This includes hearing, making sounds and gestures, understanding sounds, words, gestures and more.

Social Development

How a child reacts, responds and, connects to others around them, through play and communication, seeing those around them, engaging in play with others and building connections and reciprocal relationships with others and more.

Emotional development

Affects how children develop, process and build their capacity for regulation in relation to their feelings. This includes how they identify emotions, develop empathy for others, connect and build relationships with others and more.

Angaston's wooden outdoor boat-portrait
Angaston's sand playground
Angaston's outdoor slide
Angaston's toddler bikes-portrait