Specialised Toddler Playgroups
At Thomson EIP, we acknowledge that play is more than just fun for younger children. It is how children learn, how they work out who they are and how the world around them works. Some toddlers might find connecting with their world and engaging with those around them challenging.
Our Specialised Playgroup is an opportunity for such toddlers to experience rewarding play activities and to learn through play. We provide a specialised,supportive and safe environment for young children to explore, connect with and learn about their world. Our Specialised Toddler Playgroups are tailored to the individual needs of the children attending. Our team of special educators support children to acquire crucial developmental competencies and skills through a child-centred practice.
Learning through Play
Our Specialised Toddler Playgroup follows a child-centred practice which uses children’s interests to promote further learning. This is in line with the MOE’s Nurturing Early Learners Framework. Through free play and structured play activities children are supported to further develop their social and emotional competencies, intentional communication skills, problem solving skills as well as other crucial foundations for learning.
In a typically day at our Specialised Toddler Playgroup children will engage in the following routines-
• Stay & Play – Parents/caregivers are encouraged to engage in play with their child at the start of the programme
• Morning Music & Movement
• Explore, Discover & Play
• Gym Play
• Closing Circle Time- Parents/caregivers are encouraged to join us for closing circle time where they can engage in the daily activities with their child.
We encourage parent and caregiver involvement at certain times of the programme. Families also benefit from shared experiences and access to helpful resources provided by our team.
This holistic approach will help those children who turn 25months to more easily transition into our Early Intervention Programme.
Programme Structure, Admissions and Fees
Our Specialised Toddler Playgroup is intended for young children aged 12months-24 months who require additional supports to develop foundational milestones.
The Specialised Toddler Playgroup runs for 2 hours daily from 9am-11am.
Families can choose from a 2day or 3day enrolment option.