Attention and listening

The child’s ability to look, listen, take turns and focus. This is the foundation to ALL learning.

Personal and social skills

The ability of the child to make friends, understand others feelings and emotions, and function as a part of their community.

Play and routine

Play develops at various stages which can include symbolic play, pretend play, role play and then imaginative play. Play develops social skills, language and neurological development. Routine helps with understanding self care.


The ability for the child to understand the world around them, routine, non-verbal communication and verbal instructions, and their routines.


Vocabulary is a fundamental skill which unlocks the ability for the child to express themselves, in all areas of growth. 

Use of language

The key skill for a child to express themselves using language to comment, respond, question and express feeling using sentences.

Speech sounds

The clarity of words and speech sound production, which is also impacted by their phonological awareness skills.

Motor skills gross and fine

The child’s ability to use fine motor control like picking up small items and writing and gross motor skills like running, jumping and hopping.

Foundation academics

Preparing the foundations for transition into school to develop concepts relating to numeracy, literacy and beyond.