Playgroup

Cottondale (9-18 months) &
Gardendale (18-24 months)

Avendale Education offers playgroups for children from 9 months to 2 years old in different languages including English, French and Mandarin.

Toddlers still need the comfort of their parent or carer to feel safe. For 75 minutes a day, two to three times a week, our playgroups bring the carer into the environment, allowing the child to gradually develop the confidence they need for a smooth and happy transition to attending regular nursery or kindergarten. It is also an opportunity for the child to develop socially with peers at our Reggio Emilia inspired learning environment. Avendale’s playgroups focus on free play and activities that promote creativity, motor development, awakening and awareness of its environment.

Activities include:

  • Dance and gymnastics to strengthen motor skills
  • Artistic activities such as painting and sculpting to encourage creative expressions
  • Stories and sensory activities to spark curiosity and understand emotions
  • Observation games to help them reflect on and find meaning in their surroundings

Aventots (22-36 months)

Aventots is a pre-nursery programme to promote kindergarten readiness and nurture independence in the child. For two hours a day, up to two times a week, the child is accompanied by a parent and develop the necessary physical, social and cognitive skills to thrive in kindergarten. This programme is taught in English, French or Mandarin by native speakers.

Aventots prepare children for kindergarten by developing their:

  • Fine and gross motor skills
  • Ability to communicate verbally in a confident manner
  • Ability to express ideas in a creative manner
  • Ability to recognise simple words, colours, shapes, patterns and sequences

To apply, simply download the following forms and submit completed copies to our Parkside campus.

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