Child care or day care is the care of a child during the day by a person other than the child's legal guardians, typically performed by someone outside the child's immediate family. Day care is typically an ongoing service during specific periods, such as the parents' time at work. The service is known as child care in the United Kingdom, crèche in Ireland and New Zealand, and child care or day care in North America and Australia (although child care also has a broader meaning).
The children are free to choose their activity during free play. This is important as providing choices are good for the pre-frontal lobe in the brain which controls functions like decision making etc. Activity time engages students in activities such as art, drawing, colouring, activity sheets, phonic programs, numeracy skill development and literacy skill development. These activities are important for the holistic development of all senses and skills. The child tries to nderstand his own self, his family and the world around him through stories, games and interactive activities during concept time.
Nursery children interact more and more with their peers, they practice their Language and Social skills through make-believe games for which they have ample time. They learn to play table games such as puzzles, board games and are introduced to the concept of taking turns and sharing. As in Playgroup Language Development, Maths, Letter and phonics, Music and Movement and Physical Experience make an integral part of the curriculum for Nursery.
Kindergarten, which literally means "garden for the children") is a preschool educational approach traditionally based on playing, singing, practical activities such as drawing, and social interaction as part of the transition from home to school.
Child care or childcare, child minding, daycare, or preschool is the caring for and supervision of a child or children, usually from age six weeks to age thirteen. Child care is the action or skill of looking after children by a day-care center, babysitter, or other providers. Child care can also include advanced learning environments that include early childhood education. Child care is a broad topic covering a wide spectrum of contexts, activities, social and cultural conventions, and institutions.