Our Learning Environment
The service has one dedicated kinder room with break out areas including an atelier, sustainability garden and an enclosed decking providing year round weather protection for outdoor play.
A large nature inspired outdoor environment which the children 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 have installed 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 environment offers ideas to children, suggestions and tools to solve problems and resources for learning.
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 environment at the kindergarten has been transformed over the past few years, so we hope we can welcome you on a visit soon.