In our Early Centre young children will learn through play and enjoy being actively involved in their learning. This prepares them well for school. Staff will help children to learn by observing them at play, deciding when to leave them alone and when to join in. They will stretch children in their play by offering ideas, materials or vocabulary, by asking questions, by setting challenges and by helping, explaining, and showing how things can be done. Staff will work with small groups of children on special aspects of learning, for example, to develop interest in books, to play games using shapes or to encourage children to use musical instruments.