Kindergarten & Preschool

A Typical Day at Abacus

We welcome you to a typical day here at Abacus Kindergarten and Learning Centre.

Internal Teaching:

No two days will ever be the same. Here at Abacus we have a wide variety of activities that are set up in the rooms for different experiences. The children choose a learning area of interest. The teacher facilitates as well as guides the play of the activities to help in the success of reaching the learning outcomes needed.

Spontaneous Experiences:

At Abacus we are big on spontaneous learning opportunities. We want the children to explore their mind, imagination, and creativity to create their own spontaneous experience.

Spontaneous learning opportunities can come from anything from the simplest of daily chores to large community events. For a child, the world is a magical place full of new and exciting experiences, even if it’s just discovering how to bake a cake!

Spontaneous learning opportunities are easy to recognise if you know what you are looking for. A few examples of simple situations that can be turned in to fun learning experiences include: cooking dinner, baking a cake, or meeting up with friends.


By learning from everyday situations, children are able to achieve several of the Early Years Learning Framework Learning outcomes, including:

  • Outcome 1 – Children have a strong sense of identity.
  • Outcome 2 – Children are connected with and contribute to the world.
  • Outcome 3 – Children have a strong sense of wellbeing.
  • Outcome 4 – Children are confident and involved learners.
  • Outcome 5 – Children are effective communicators.
Abacus Kindergarten

Take a moment to see the world through the eyes of your child and try to remember just how amazing and special every new experience is. No matter how much you may try, you cannot relive the precious moments that you have now – the opportunities for your child to learn are endless.

Group Circle Discussions:

Small group discussions are often scheduled in which our teachers guide children to explore materials and solve problems. This encourages the children to learn from each other and build knowledge and understanding. We know children under five learn a lot from each other and the real art of a great early learning teacher is extending their learning through child to child interaction.

Working in larger groups helps children understand their own learning and develop a sense of belonging and community. These sessions are run less frequently than smaller group sessions. Large group sessions are appropriate for certain shared experiences such as music and storytelling.

Daily Routine:

We encourage Children to work independently by our use of daily routines. Using sunscreen, tissues cups, plates and serving utensils themselves allows children to actively participate in their personal care. Children are encouraged to help set up for activities which helps them learn about co-operation and build confidence.

What your children will learn:

Social and emotional learning
  • Learning how to work with others in small groups and large groups
  • Building co-operation and self-awareness
  • Learning about empathy, caring and sharing
  • Developing the ability to co-operatively, developing conflict resolution skills
  • Developing Social skills to make friends, including listening and listening
Language and literacy
  • Developing language and literacy skills through storytelling and word play
  • Learning how to understand narrative and develop word recognition and vocabulary through listening to and creating their own stories
  • Confidence and Communication skills
  • Using numbers or materials to understand the concepts of time, dates, money and measurements
  • Recognising patterns, sorting objects by size, colour, and shape
  • Counting games and using puzzles
Science and technology
  • Using games and activities to Investigate on how the world works through
  • Learning to respect and care for things like Growing gardens, caring for animals
Socio-dramatic dance, play and music
  • Creating shared pretend scenarios using dress-ups and props
  • Exploring rhythm, beat, tone, pitch movement and developing spatial awareness
  • Discovering more about their own and other cultures through music and dance
Construction, Design and Creative arts
  • Using two and three dimensions to learning how to express feelings and ideas though play dough, drawing, and painting.
  • Using three dimensional materials will help developing fine motor skills
Physical and active play
  • Helping to develop balance, concentration, hand and eye coordination, Climbing, running, jumping, skipping and other physical activities help to develop gross motor skills.
  • Promoting a better way of thinking and wellbeing.