To enhance each child’s experience and memory of these special day at preschool we aim to progressively build upon its quality and ambience.
Our planning is guided by the belief that these days, too often, children’s experience of the world is limited to the standardised ‘safe’ playground of rules, cottonwool and softfall; where anything remotely appearing as a risk is hastily removed from the environment. This contributes nothing to spontaneous natural play, learning and challenge.
We believe playing in the natural setting of our garden teaches children to better take care, be aware, estimate risks, make decisions and to cope with life. We infuse these attributes into our future planning; encouraging the judging of risks and not simply removing them all together.
That said, we remain wholly committed to maintaining the Preschool as a safe place, but recognise the benefits for a child in better understanding their world through experiential play which should be a natural part of childhood.
From time to time there will be opportunities for the families in our community to contribute to these plans through working bees and the like, or to bring their skills and expertise directly to elements.