For more than twenty five years Julia Gabriel Centre has offered a unique range of innovative and holistic communication programmes delivered in a safe, supportive and dynamic environment.
Every programme, at Julia Gabriel Centre includes elements of drama, role play or imagery play as a means of building confident and expressive communication, creativity, collaboration and cognitive development in our students.
Our carefully planned and creative programmes include:
“All of us at Julia Gabriel Centre work hard to create an environment of enquiry and observation, wonder and curiosity, imagination and creativity, to encourage children’s exploration, response and healthy growth from a secure parent and teacher partnership.“
Nurturing attachment and security
Introducing PlayNest – for children aged between 6 to 18 months – this is where we introduce the importance of family support at the start of a child’s journey of learning and discovery in a safe, clean environment. A sense of security is primary to a child’s enjoyment of discovery and learning: that is why PlayNest is created as a programme for both adult and child.
In PlayNest, our students will:
Develop social skills through meaningful interactions with teachers, parents and puppets
Stimulate imagination, sounds, rhythms and spoken words by exposing children to age-appropriate language, stories and music through our specially created Story Time and Music Time series
Build sensory abilities through fun art & craft and discovery activities
Exercise gross motor coordination and develop sense of balance and spatial awareness through gross motor play activities
Gain appreciation for foods and eating together: learn the social skills of eating with others while developing a taste for a variety of healthy food.
Fostering self-control and autonomy
By the time your child is two years and five months old, their growing independence will require a larger playing field enriched with thoughtful activities to enhance learning.
Welcome to the joys of learning through PlayClub – one of Julia Gabriel’s most sought-after programmes by parents and children alike! PlayClub is a bridge between home and school, offering a stimulating and highly enjoyable programme that offers good language models. Our theme-based curriculum is structured around child-centred themes through activities such as indoor and outdoor play, music, art and craft, hands-on pre-science activities, stories, speech, drama and snacks, as well as letters of the alphabet, numbers, shapes and colours.
In PlayClub our students will:
Engage in hands-on activities and interact in different environments with PlayClub’s MagicBox Time and our unique Alphabet Zoo puppets to work on hand-eye co-ordination and enhance their sensory and aesthetic awareness
Relate and make sense of real-life experiences with our much-loved PlayClub Bears – a Julia Gabriel specialty
Learn the social skills of eating together: practise turn-taking, social rituals of dining with peers, be exposed to different types of food during Snack Time
Express themselves naturally in the form of music, movement and dance
Becoming confident communicators
In the early years Speech and Communication is about making learning as natural and engaging as play. It is language in action – a connection of stories, music, and characters brought to life to capture the imagination of children.
As they get older, students learn about collaboration and creativity in an individualised, child-centric environment. Language skills are honed through a thematically structured curriculum, giving students opportunities to approach problems and find solution that deepen their communication skills, while Julia Gabriel Centre’s unique Edudrama® methodology enables the discovery and development of the faculties and stimulates learning.
Enabling a love of reading and writing through experiential learning
A world of language opens up as Nursery children begin their experiential learning journey to acquire skills leading up to reading and writing. Based on Julia Gabriel’s own Alphabet Zoo book and characters children are immersed in language through a multi-sensorial experience involving drama, language games, expressive speaking, music and stories. This beginning exposure enables children to experience language holistically heightening their literacy skills and enabling them to:
At Kindergarten level the programme fosters a love of reading and writing through experiential learning. Children hone their reading and decoding skills, improving both oral and written skills. Using a specially selected reading scheme children are motivated and their interest in books ignited at a young age. We enable students to