While close to the city, our children explore a large, natural outdoor environment with mud pit, chickens, sand pits and vegetable garden, options for climbing, balancing, dangling and sliding. Indoors we have created a home-like feel with thrifted furniture, “real” things, rugs and cushions.
We are an inclusive community with a unique program to support children who are deaf and hard of hearing and ensure they have the same access to Kindergarten learning as hearing children. Our whole centre learns Auslan and we all benefit from learning from each other.
All our age groups enjoy the outdoor space together and form friendships. Older children lead and guide the younger, and younger children can engage with the more advanced activities. Siblings can play together, as they would at home.
As a team we recognise that best practice is always evolving and we look to innovative and emerging information to inform what we do.