3 Bears Cottage is a family run, locally-owned business located in the beautiful beachside city of Coffs Harbour. We’re only minutes away from the CBD, making pick up and drop off time a breeze. We’ve eliminated the morning preparation stress by providing the children with all their daily needs.
We don’t close over school holidays, as parents still need to work during these times. We operate 52 weeks a year, Monday to Friday, 7.30am – 6pm.
3 BEARS COTTAGE
Do you worry about what your children need to know before starting school?
Why do we perceive school academic attainment to be a formalised lesson to produce children that can for instance pronounce phonics correctly? Why do we perceive that the early introduction to this style of learning will somehow get our children ready for school, or even to provide a step ahead of other children, so they will perform at the top of their class when they reach “Big school”?
Did you know that children’s brains aren’t developed fully until the age of 7, for reading and writing? So why are we creating environments that simulate this in the early years?
Quality programs in the Early Childhood Industry should be developed to support and guide children’s Wellbeing in all areas of learning through play.
At 3 Bears Cottage we understand this and appreciate why play therefore is so important in the years before school. In our service we take the time to provide a well-balanced play-based program. The joy of doing, investigating and discovery, around the things that engage the children’s own unique selves is crucial.
Our curriculum, including our “School readiness” program is lovingly created with attention to detail with an intention to engage our children to be active equal participants in learning with awe and curiosity.
We strive to create beauty in our environment, where educators lovingly tend to experiences that are pleasurable and delightful to produce skills required for a lifetime.
What have you learnt over the past 12 months and how has your business changed? Supporting children’s learning through the COVID pandemic meant the introduction of many different routines and experiences throughout our environment for both children, families, and our Educators. In return this required our Educators to focus on creativity more than ever to...
3 Bears Cottage
11 Scarba Street