The children learn many skills when looking after pets: they become aware of pets as living animals with needs and feelings; they learn that owners have a responsibility to meet the needs of their pets and to keep them happy and healthy. These are valuable lessons learnt at a young age.
Mr Pyjamas has left the Early Learning Centre. He has played a significant part in the Early Learners’ classroom last year and the first few weeks of this year. Due to Mr Pyjamas’ size, there is no longer enough room in the classroom environment to consider his needs as an animal and his wellbeing. Miss Ray has found a lovely home with a close friend who runs an animal rescue organisation to ensure that Mr Pyjamas will have company and be well cared for with plenty of room to run!
Thank you to all the parents who have taken him home for a weekend and holidays as it has been greatly appreciated.
We have two other pets in the ELC. You might like to visit Charlie (a bird) in Pre-Prep A and our newest addition to the centre Benjamin Bunny, who has joined the Pre-Prep B class a few weeks ago.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask one of the teachers.