Where is it?
Poolwood Road, Kewarra Beach, QLD 4879
Early Childhood Bush and Beach Kindy and Nature Programs
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At TAS Early Learning Centre, Kewarra Beach Campus, we inspire the curious.
We see children as being active participants in their own learning. We recognize that this is best supported through enjoyable, meaningful, and engaging experiences. Children are supported and encouraged to be creative. They are given time to explore their natural environment, test out ideas, investigate, express curiosity, ask questions, and develop a sense of wonder about their surroundings.
We believe that our learning environment and program is a source of pleasure and enjoyment to children within an inquiry-based context. We place value on the learning that takes place outdoors. We believe in an environment that is responsive to each child’s own rhythm, interests, ideas, and contributions. The children wanted to create a bigger yard “It would be so cool to have those trees inside our yard” Nash (5yrs).
The children spoke and we listened. After lots of discussions with the children and with encouragement and support from families, we developed a plan to move our fence line. Moving our boundary fence has incorporated 13 extra trees, has extended our yarning circle area where the children love to ‘camp out’ and has created more space to provide a home for our new kindy friends – our chickens, who provide fresh eggs for the school tuck shop.
We are also revamping our Bush Tucker garden with the advice and knowledge of our local elders. Our worm farm will provide much-needed fertilizer for our growing crops.
TAS Early Learning – Kewarra Beach Campus respects the children’s ideas so we can fulfill their wish for exploration, inquiry, and learning. Our learning environment extends into the school grounds including frog ponds, nature walks, and wildlife to allow spontaneous and regular bush walks, Children are able to climb trees, find nature’s art resources, take risks, and be inspired by nature.