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Nature Play Week at Gardner Farm Child Care
April 11, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until April 15, 2016
Children are natural learners. Nature Kindy will provide your children with the ideal learning environment: time and space to play in a natural setting, materials provided by nature and their own interests and enjoyment spurring them on in their learning. They will have the opportunity to play in the rain and the mud, roll down hills, balance on fallen logs, find insects, birds, animals and plants that engage their interest, use natural materials in creative ways, explore their understanding of the natural world, climb trees, expand their knowledge and hone their skills, and share these experiences with their friends, parents and teachers.
Each child’s developmental progression, advancing skill levels and particular interests will be noted by their teachers. The teachers will use this knowledge to support the children’s learning (just as they do at the centre). Teachers will support children as they take considered risks and face challenges essential to well- rounded learning. Stories will be told, knowledge shared, songs will be sung, and fun will be had.
At times we will seek knowledge and skills from the Rangers of NSW National Parks, Booderee National Park and the local indigenous community. These community members have an amazing amount of knowledge and enthusiasm to share with our children about the local Aboriginal culture and heritage and the connections to the land around us.
The educators selected to facilitate the Nature Kindy are continually undertaking Professional Development and Training in Nature Pedagogy to help support the children in their learning and engagement with Nature Kindy.
Through play, the children will connect with and grow to respect and love this natural environment. They will connect with their land in a way that cannot be achieved under a roof or within walls.
What: Nature Play Week at Gardner Farm Child Care
Who: Gardner Farm Child Care
When: Monday April 11 – Friday April 15, 9am – 3pm
Where: Gardner Farm Child Care
Suburb: Falls Creek, 2540
Age Range: 2 – 5
Max Participants: 30
Bookings: This event is closed to the public
Further info: http://www.gardnerfarmchildcare.com.au