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197 School Road, Logan Reserve Qld 4133
Early Childhood Bush and Beach Kindy and Nature Programs
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We are a privately-owned long day care centre, providing care for children aged 3 months to school aged. Our service is licensed for 143 children and has been operating since the 20th of August 2020. All our staff are caring and dedicated early childhood professionals.
We are situated on 5 acres within the heart of Logan Reserve. The centre is split into two stories with eight rooms located downstairs and two rooms on the second floor. We are surrounded by residential and acreage properties very close to bushland, surrounding parklands, sports fields, and the local primary school. Within our outdoor play spaces, we have chickens, native stingless bees, a worm farm and welcome local wildlife such as native birds. We also have thriving vegetable, herb, and fruit gardens which sit in the vicinity close to our beautiful yarning circle and fire pit. Our mud kitchen, sand pit and water play areas have undulating surfaces that provide multiple spaces for challenging children’s thinking, as well as shaded areas supported by large overhanging trees and sun safe shades. The playground consists of swing areas, play forts, slides, balancing beams, peeking windows into neighbouring yards and street views with man-made climbing areas to explore. These areas are all located on natural soft fall and real grassed areas.
The centre provides architecturally designed spaces that are continuously evolving with innovative ideas and resources. We advocate rich learning processes which focus on encompassing inclusive indigenous and cultural perspectives, sustainable practices, healthy living, mindfulness, and ecological literacy by connecting children through nature inside and outside our service premises.
We believe the pedagogy of learning through play is essential for children to draw on their natural desire to explore, inquire and learn. This helps them to make sense of their wider world. Research supports the importance of play-based learning as it helps children to grow and develop a lifelong love of learning.
We believe nurturing through nature creates a place of discovery, a sense of wonder and a yearning for learning. We strive to create an environment where families feel comfortable, feel they belong, feel they can contribute where families feel comfortable, a sense of belonging and a wondrous extension of home.
We regularly conduct offsite Bush Kindy excursions to surrounding parkland, bushland, and sporting fields. Through these excursions children can explore nature firsthand while learning to respect the land, care for nature and be part of the surrounding environment in which they live. Children develop skills such as assessing their own risk, becoming socially confident and competent and learn lifelong dispositions, such as problem solving, resilience, perseverance, creativity, agility, flexibility and metacognition (thinking about thinking).