Day Care Centre
The San Anton Day Care Centre aims to create a warm and safe environment where infants and toddlers can interact positively with their peers and start to develop social, communicative, and intellectual competencies, as well as positive learning experiences in preparation for their Early Years education.
Your child will be cared for by qualified and trained carers who will also attend to their basic needs of feeding, nappy-changing, and toilet-training and endeavour to create a strong bond and develop a healthy relationship with each child under their care.
Through organised age-appropriate, bilingual activities and play, our carers will enhance the holistic development of each child. The Learning Outcome Framework* is used as a basis for all teaching and learning and officially starts in the Day Care years with Levels 1 and 2.
* A framework of ten levels of achievement, first introduced in the draft National Curriculum Framework of 2010.
The Day Care Centre will not be available during scholastic years 2023/24 and 2024/25.
Our Day Care Programme
Our Day Care Programme aims to promote every child’s positive self-image and independent learning. We strive to help children develop confidence and become self-directed in learning activities.
Developing Physical Skills
- Helping children to develop gross motor skills such as walking, jumping, balancing, running, climbing, crawling, throwing and catching a small ball and riding wheeled equipment.
- Helping children to develop fine motor skills such as opening, closing, twisting, turning, pouring, zipping, inserting, cutting using age-appropriate scissors and knives, holding, pounding, printing, tracing and painting.
Developing Cognitive skills
- Helping children ask and answer questions while using their senses to explore their world.
- Helping children develop concepts about their world involving shape, colour, size, series, and number.
- Helping children learn about their world by caring for the things in it through hands-on experiences.
Developing Communication skills
- Helping children develop their articulation and language production.
- Encouraging verbal communication of thoughts and feelings.
- Encouraging the use of books and stories to motivate listening, speaking and emergent reading.
Developing Creative skills
- Giving children the time, opportunity and freedom to carry out pretend and fantasy role-play.
- Providing a variety of art materials and activities for children to explore on their own.
- Encouraging children to create and have fun with music and movement.
Developing a Positive self-concept
- Instilling in children the notion of self-worth.
- Instilling in children the notion of accepting diversity and of accepting one another.
- Helping every child to experience success in the classroom.
- Helping children to master major self-help skills such as feeding and independent toilet use.
Promoting Social skills
- Providing opportunities for children to work and play cooperatively.
- Helping children learn to enter ongoing play.
- Providing experiences that held children respect the rights of others through sharing and turn taking.