Take a look at our photo gallery to get a clear understanding of the culture of the centre. We are proud of the learning the children gain from the natural activities and experiences presented by the highly experienced educators, after all our logo is "Learning Naturally".
Our chickens are part of the centre’s program with the children assisting the educators with the feeding food scraps, letting the chickens out, locking them away and collecting the eggs which the centre sells to our families and the money raised goes towards resources for the centre. The chickens are part of the children’s experiences and learning at the centre. The chickens are part of our environment and sustainability program.
The worm farm teaches the children to collect the food scraps from the centre and feed them to the worms to produce a natural fertiliser which the children collect for our garden beds, pots and plants at the centre. The worm farm is part of the children’s learning and our environment and sustainability program.
The program offers many creative art experiences that are included in both the indoor and outdoor curriculum. This provides children with the opportunity to express their ideas, imagination and creativity by using different mediums and art forms.
The centre provides a variety of inviting play spaces that encourage children to become competent and confident in their learning and allows opportunities for them to explore and experiment with different materials. The educators take pride in providing experiences and activities that meet the needs and interests of the children in their rooms.
The centre provides an indoor/outdoor curriculum that provides the children the opportunity to choose where they want to play with supervision from the educators. The outdoors allows the children to climb, run, jump, ride bikes, be part of Gymbaroo activities and also learn about natural environments and connection to the land.
Louise is a long term employee at the centre, working full time for many years before retiring and then returning to conduct Storytime. Louise is passionate about early childhood and dedicates time and energy to her Storytime to ensure that children have a fun and exciting time during her sessions.
Tuesday is the day that Louise comes to the centre and spends time in each community. Louise liaises with our leaders to ensure the story lines are an extension of the current program. Louise concentrates on presenting stories that stimulate the children’s imagination as well as extending upon their language and literacy skills. Stories are only one part of the literacy learning that occurs during Storytime as the children engage with puppets, songs, poems, finger plays, dance and movement. Louise is proud that the children look forward to her sessions and participation is encouraged at all times.