Outdoor Environment

Contemporary theories and research informed by the Reggio Emilia approach recognise and value the environment as a ‘third teacher’. Behind educators and families, physical spaces hold the potential to influence what and how children learn.

Learning environments engage and foster a sense of ownership and respect when they are aesthetically pleasing, reflect the identity and culture of children and families, and encourage a connection to place. As such, the physical environment is never simply a backdrop to the curriculum; it is an integral part of the curriculum or leisure based program. An environment with rich and built-in learning opportunities also frees educators to interact with children.   

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We have a lovely natural sustainable learning environment for us to all enjoy equipped with:

  • an outdoor classroom under a bamboo gazebo,
  • an art studio enclosed in a veranda,
  • a super vegetable garden for us to nurture,
  • a sensory obstacle course,
  • and a quiet fairy & gnome garden for us to explore in.