Our Learning Environment
The learning environments has one dedicated kinder room with break out areas including an atelier, sustainability garden, project spaces and an enclosed decking (Collins Street) and verandah (Coniston Street) providing year round weather protection to support indoor- outdoor play.
Large nature inspired outdoor learning environments at both campuses which the children often refer to as ‘the garden’ is part of the all weather curriculum. Children work with educators and family members to adapt and care for this 'children's garden'. Children work on community spaces such as wicking garden beds, digging patches and outdoor kitchens and will plant, transplant and harvest from the mainly edible garden.
We believe the learning environment, both indoors and out is an extra teacher, additional to family and educators. The learning environments offer ideas to children, suggestions and tools to solve problems and resources for learning. The natural elements support children to build resilience through appropriate risk benefit and engagement with the natural world.
We also take every opportunity to visit the local Diamond Creek Community, be it visiting our art pieces in a local gallery, visiting primary schools, flying kites on the ovals, touring Edendale Farm or enjoying the natural surroundings Diamond Creek has on offer all year around.
The learning environments at both kindergarten has been transformed over the past few years, so we hope we can welcome you on a visit soon.