Emergent Literacy & Numeracy

friendsA question that crosses the minds of many parents with young children; does literacy and numeracy matter in an early education space?

We believe it does. Here’s why:

  • Research tells us the years between birth and five are the most transformational time in a human being’s life.
  • Exposure to emergent literacy and numeracy empowers the transition for children entering their first year of school.
  • Literacy is vitally important – it allows numeracy to find its place within thinking and learning.

Our question is: what are early learning spaces doing to support this development?

At Thinkers.inq our fundamental task is to draw out and lead forth, from the most impressionable years and beyond.

Every child leaves Thinkers.inq with a deep level of familiarity and appropriate application of  numeracy and literacy skills. The key ideas behind this are:

  • All children need to experience purposeful exploration of emergent literacy and numeracy skill development to access life in full
  • This exploration occurs through purposeful play so that wellbeing is at the heart of the experience
  • The purpose of this strategy is to empower children transitioning into life


Inquire now about enrolment or contact us to further discuss how we can help.



'We absolutely love your centre and have nothing but praise for you all. Starting a new place brings with it some fears particularly with separation anxiety, but each day we have had no problems with drop-offs. We thought our daughter would be upset over separation again, but she and her brother are happy to go with no tears at all. That is amazing and shows the comfort and kindness you all show them.

The "word on the street" is what an amazing preschool you have, and I promise that we are adding to that with praise for all that you do.

Lisa    June 20, 2018  

Since sending our 3-year-old son to Thinkers.inq it has been wonderful to see his progress, they create a really positive environment for the kids! The learning strategies have supported his development and it is a pleasure to see his confidence and enthusiasm grow week on week. He is always excited to show and share with us the day’s activities. A great team that have created delightful surroundings accompanied by an excellent healthy food menu. We feel fortunate to be part of the Thinkers.inq family.

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Julie and Duncan    April 7, 2015  

I remember the sunny evening we visited Thinkers.inq. A space of possibility: colourful, creative and inspired. We absorbed a crafts corner with easels and brushes, a ‘corner store’, wooden furniture, cute picnic tables ready for pint-sized picnickers. Further inspection revealed the outdoor amphitheater, the organic gardens, fruit trees, handmade puzzles and high grade, integrated technology. No heavy reliance on plastic toys and ‘babysitting’ here!

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Tanya    April 2, 2015  

..I then heard about Thinkers.inq and from the first moment there I knew I had found what I was looking for our son. The family environment and warmth, the resources available, the inquiry based programming, the space and use of it and to just top it off the amazing healthy no ‘nasties’ food focus...

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Samantha    April 1, 2015