WHAT ARE THE ZOOCATION GROUPS?
To ensure that all children have a fun and enriching experience at the Zoocation, children are divided into three groups – Red, Yellow and Blue. Children are grouped according to the year they are attending at school. As craft and various other learning activities are part of their day, we try to ensure children are with others of similar social and developmental levels. This way, they will not become frustrated or struggle with the activities. There are usually 18 children in each group with two staff members.
HOW DO I KNOW WHICH GROUP MY CHILD IS IN?
When your child arrives at Zoocation they will be given a coloured bandana to indicate which group they will be in for the day.
Generally, children in Years K and 1 are in Red, Years 2 – 3 are in Yellow and Years 4 to 6 in Blue. Sometimes, according to daily enrollments, adjustments are made to how the groups are divided.
CAN MY CHILD BE WITH THEIR FRIENDS OR SIBLINGS?
As much as possible we make all efforts to make sure friends are grouped together. However, if there are large age differences, this becomes difficult during activity time. For example, the Blue group has more complex activities than the Red and Yellow groups. An older child can be placed within the younger age group, but please do not book a younger child (K- Year 1) into the older group. (Years 2 - 6)
A young child may become frustrated at not being able to participate at the same level as others. We want all the children to experience success and have a fun time at the zoo.
All children are together during lunch, snacks and some free time
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask Zoocation Staff.