The Creche department consists of Hibiscus (1-2 year olds) and Pre-nursery (2-3year olds) . This department is fully air-conditioned with play pens, beds, high chairs, recreational rooms, audio/visual programmes, teaching and leaming materials, picture reading books, story books, toys, puzzles, etc. With Well trained Nannies who are committed to the proper care and development of the children, every effort is made to seek the interest of each child.
The Creche does not go on holidays, except on a short Christmas break each year. This period is used to fumigate the School premises. The academic calendar for the Creche runs quarterly. The four quarters in the calender are:
- January to March
- April to June
- July to September
- October to December.
Hibiscus, Your Toddler (1-2 years)
As toddlers develop friendships, self-esteem, and curiosity, our Early Foundations Toddler programme will help them explore their world in a safe and nurturing enviromnent. Our unique curriculum is based on the philosophy that young children learn best through hands-on experiences. Each day is filled with fun activities that excite and develop toddlers, giving them the comfort and confidence to speak those first few important words, as well as make their first friends.
Your Toddler’s Day at Dolly
The toddler curriculum enables your child to grow in confidence and leam to walk tall in his new world. From first steps to first words, your toddler will begin to experience the world in new ways. Group games provide your toddler with a sense of identity and his place in the broader world.
We provide child-directed activities such as art and sensory time. Potty training is of essence at this time. Toddlers are helped to adjust to transitions between activities throughout the day, and accommodate individual differences and developmental abilities. Because toddlers are gaining independence, we support their desires to learn to feed themselves, fostering self-help skills.
Socially the toddlers imitate and respond to the words and actions of others, identify and name familiar items, engage in conversations using pictures and puppets, follow simple directions and ask questions. Emotionally they learn to understand and express emotions appropriately, develop strong listening skills through storytelling and interact with peers in a group setting.
Physically, they learn about body parts through songs and rhymes. They crawl, jump, and, kick and toss. They gain enhanced eye-hand coordination through writing, drawing, and lacing shoes. Intellectually, they learn and respond to their own names, identify and sort basic colours, shapes, engage in some number activities, learn cause and effect through trial and error.