Learning Environments

Indoors

Our homely 9 room indoors learning environment has been designed to stimulate and challenge children’s thinking and encourage independence with the inclusion of inbuilt child sized craft sinks. Having 9 rooms ensured numbers are minimised in each room and encourages opportunities for small group and individual interactions. Resources are displayed on inbuilt shelving units to encourage self-selection and ownership of their own learning. Our indoor environments are equipped differently so they are interchangeable and offer further discovery. To keep the indoor environment comfortable there are plenty of window for natural ventilation and when required there are 5 air conditioning units.


Our room are:

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Duckling, Lamb and Puppy Rooms

6 weeks- 2 years
We offer 3 rooms for the 6 weeks- 2 years age group.  Within each room there will be a maximum of 12 children per day with 3 educators. These rooms operate on a ratio of 1 educator to 4 children.

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Foal, Bunny and Kitten Rooms

2 -3 years
We offer 2 rooms for the 2-3 years age group.  Within each room there will be a maximum of 15 children per day with 3 educators. These rooms operate on a ratio of 1 educator to 5 children.

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Billy Kid, Calve and Chick  Rooms

3 -5 years
We offer 3 rooms for the 3-5 years age group.  Within each room there will be a maximum of 20 children per day with 2 educators. These rooms operate on a ratio of 1 educator to 10 children.

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Outdoors

Our designed outdoors natural environments will provide many hours of stimulating, exploring and challenging learning opportunities for all children. There are two different outdoor spaces, one each for the 0-2 year’s children and 2-6 years children. The large outdoors area offers open spaces for creative and imaginary play, sandpits, mud kitchen, dry creek bed with a boat, natural balance beams, tunnels, slides, rock climbing wall, carts, decks, chalkboards, water channel, baby animal nursery, sheep, alpacas and a horticultural area. As a part of everyday learning experiences, children will learn about where fruit, herbs, vegetable and eggs come from and assist in collecting and taking the produce to the kitchen to be used in the meals daily.