Learning at home

 Children in their early years (0-5 years) learn best through play.  It helps them to develop physically, mentally and emotionally.  It teaches them how to work in groups, settle conflicts, develop their imagination and try out different roles.  When children play they practice decision making, learn to stand up for themselves, create, explore and lead.  The positive impact play has on a child's life can be tremendous and most importantly should be fun for everyone involved!
To help you in encouraging families to carry on the great play work that takes place within our childcare settings each day, we have created some useful resources and tools: