Wonderbased Learning

When was the last time you stopped to admire the beauty of the trees blowing in the breeze, the fragrance that wafts through the air from the tantalising flowers, or wonder where that tiny bee was heading to?

Children have an innate curiosity for the world around them, a passion to discover and explore the endless possibilities. For children there are no limitations to what they can achieve, and as you enter our environment the opportunities will unfold right in front of you.

Our program is reflective of the children, with our planned and spontaneous experiences stemming from their interests. The presentation of the materials and the environment aims to inspire the children to be creative, to challenge themselves, to take control of their own learning and through resilience and persistence discover the sense of achievement.

We respect and acknowledge the power of play, the importance and influence it has in promoting the optimal learning environment for each and every child. As they engage in play within the natural yards, the children are empowered to truly connect with the world around them, to appreciate and value the wonder and open their minds to the endless potential. Sometimes it is the value that a single moment offers that can be a source of inspiration, the drive for accomplishment, the sense of belonging. We strive to capture these moments and in such a busy society aid our children to find mindfulness.

Our endeavour is to help prepare each child for the future by promoting creative and innovative thought in preparation for a future and roles that may not yet even exist.

Through open ended play the children are encouraged to problem solve as they make choices to try out different strategies, techniques and processes. This activates parts of the brain which are used for higher functioning, to acknowledge consequences of their actions and in turn develop positive interactions with their fellow companions.

We believe that this approach provides the optimal environment to support and prepare our children not only for a smooth transition to school, but for life. Albert Einstein once said that -

“the important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”

Through our carefully designed environment, our program, the knowledge and experience of our Educators, the contributions of our families and the influence of our children we can create an atmosphere where together we can grow and celebrate one another’s achievements.