As a parent you make many decisions about, for and with your children over their lifetime. The 0-7 age bracket is one of the most important in their development, so it’s vital you get their early learning placement right.
It’s also true, as a child grows, their needs change. So you require a child care arrangement that provides important security and routine when they are infants, and challenge, adventure and learning opportunities when they are toddlers.
What makes Leap Start “early learning done differently”?
Here’s how we make your child feel special and help them grow into bright, happy, confident young people ready for the big step up into formal schooling…
Music is the key to unlocking the door and helping your child reach their full potential.
The Bonkers Beat® program used at Leap Start features music as an integral part of all lessons, including physical movement, languages, literacy and numeracy.
Bonkers Beat® is a magical journey where every child learns and grows with our dear friend, Bonkers the Monkey.
Through singing, dancing and playing percussion instruments Bonkers helps educators to teach children life skills and set the foundation for future education by enhancing and improving the ability of children to learn languages, improve numeracy and literacy skills, and enhance socialisation.
Brain development and memory – active participation in music has been shown to develop multiple areas of the brain and boost memory skills
Speech and vocabulary – regular singing of songs not only enhances a child’s vocabulary, it also strengthens their communication skills
Listening – singing in small groups develops both listening and comprehension skills, and helps aide the brain in the development of the ability to follow directions
Fine Motor Skills – playing instruments and dancing to music is a great way to develop movement and co-ordination
Sensory engagement – all skills are practiced including viewing, touching, listening, verbalizing and moving for a total educational experience
Love of learning – in these formative years, the more a child learns to love learning the more chance they have to become authentic lifelong learners. Music gives them enjoyment, fun, love of life, relaxation, release of energy, and self-expression which are all enhanced through our groundbreaking curriculum
In addition to our unique and proven music based curriculum Yoga is practised regularly because it’s a wonderful tool for children in their early developmental years.
Our “Yoga with Bonkers the Monkey” gives children a range of wellbeing routines.
The programs allow your child to develop social and emotional skills, to build up coordination, fine and gross motor skills, improve concentration, focus, memory, language and speech, to become more confident and love learning and to be ready for school.
It’s long been acknowledged that “free play” is a vital part of every early learning curriculum. Leap Start kids all enjoy state of the art play space and equipment. We have made a deliberate decision to move away from “plastic” equipment and play space so prevalent in the last decade, to a natural play space.
This gives children a more realistic way to explore their world while still being safe. Your child will enjoy structured and unstructured learning and games in the architecturally designed creek beds, tunnels, vegie garden, bird swing, rock climbing wall, sand pits, bike tracks, cubby house… the list goes on. They will love it!!