Social and Emotional Wellbeing

As children begin to demonstrate trust and confidence in a safe environment, they are encouraged to make choices, accept challenges, take considered risks and manage change as they learn to cope with the unexpected. This area focuses on providing the children with strategies to make informed choices, to motivate and encourage each child to succeed when they are faced with a challenge.

Healthy Eating and Physical Wellbeing

Abacus has adopted the ‘Munch & Move’ program as a part of our curriculum. Munch & Move is a NSW Health initiative that supports the healthy development of children birth to 5 years by promoting physical activity, healthy eating and reduced small screen time.

The program is a fun, play based approach which supports children to develop and practice healthy eating and physical activity habits; this includes learning a range of fundamental movement skills that will help children take part in and enjoy physical activity throughout their lives.

During mealtimes the Educators and children will engage in fun discussions about nutrition and learn how healthy food can make us grow strong and healthy. The children will also explore and discuss elements about the human body as we learn why it is important to look after ourselves from the inside to the outside as we discuss topics such as germs, handwashing, dental hygiene and lots more.

Music and Movement

Music and Movement is a time where children can investigate with sounds whilst crafting their own music. The children are able to share their music and ideas as they learn to express themselves and extend on their vocabulary. Dancing to music from different countries and cultures is encouraged as they are having fun whilst being physically active.