At JCM we use a play-based approach for our playschool and extra-curricular activities. Play builds gross motor skills, fine-motor skills, self-confidence, logic, language, self-regulation, social intelligence, emotional intelligence and a life-long love of learning. We also know that focusing on play-based learning in the early years leads to increased confidence, better health, greater happiness and improved academic achievement later in life. But our approach to pedagogy is much more holistic than either "play" or "teaching". We nurture each young child by encouraging their natural inquisitiveness, creativity, physical ability, character and desire to learn - all with a light touch and a lot of fun.