Home away from home
At Woodhill College Preschool, we provide a safe, nurturing environment where children are cared for and engaged in play-based developmental activities. Our classrooms are designed to encourage educational curiosity, while our playgrounds are equipped with play structures that inspire physical development through movement and play.
Our menu provides well-balanced, wholesome meals and snacks that are freshly prepared by our on-site kitchen.
Early Learning and Development Areas
Our internally developed preschool programme is designed with the Early Learning and Development Areas (ELDAs) in mind. The programme is designed to stimulate physical, social, emotional and cognitive well-being through developmental activities and engaging play areas.
These ELDAs focus on aspects such as gross motor development, social awareness, communication, spatial awareness and arts. Children also benefit from activities built around large soft bricks that form the important early foundations for later Robotics studies.
The development of curiosity and imagination in early childhood is vitally important to the development of problem-solving skills and critical thinking later on. Therefore, we encourage playing with loose-parts and multi-purpose playthings, rather than single-purpose toys that don’t involve much imagination. Through loose-parts play, children use their natural curiosity to explore previously undiscovered fascinations such as stacking, rolling, sliding, fitting, colours, and more.
Learners further benefit by having water safety lessons, gross motor skills development, introduction to computers and music lessons as part of the weekly programme.
Grade R is the bridge from the tangible world to the world of symbols and numbers in Grade 1. Therefore, we focus on an integrated play-based programme that aims to develop the learners’ phonological, literacy, mathematical, and creative problem-solving skills in a fun way. Learners also benefit from specialised offerings such as Robotics, which boost young learners’ creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.