33-61 Edinburgh Road, Lilydale, 3140, Australia
Edinburgh College





2 year old program


Program Overview

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Our littlest minds

In the Gumnuts room (2-3 yrs), our priority is to make our children and their families feel welcome, safe and valued. It is of utmost importance that our educators build nurturing relationships with our children and establish good communication with parents in order to understand their child's goals for the year. By working together with families, we understand each child's interests and skills and tailor our program to suit their needs.

Our 2-3 year old program is about social and emotional awareness. Learning to make friends, feeling comfortable in a new environment, new routines and understanding feelings big and small. At Edinburgh, your child will learn through play - both unintentionally and teacher-led in the hope that this will lead to a lifelong curiosity for learning.

Some of our programmed activities

  • Yarn/Mat times: this activity helps us to use language skills and promotes confidence.
  • Roary the Lion: a special friend who gets to have a sleepover.
  • Outdoor play: including using our wider school campus to explore natural and bush settings.
  • Early Encounters program: teaching the children that Jesus is our friend.
  • Embedded Indigenous program: arts, crafts, music, language and sensory play.
  • Buddies program: with 4-5 year old Kinder.
  • Sustainability: understanding recycling and growing our own veggies.
  • PALS: Social And Emotional Program

More about our Early Learning program...