What we offer
Once children are helped to perceive themselves as authors and inventors, once they are helped to discover the pleasures of inquiry, their motivation and interest explode. Loris Malaguzzi
Gumnut Kindergarten is a Reggio Emilia inspired preschool which draws on Inquiry approaches and the Australian Early Years Learning Framework. The five learning outcomes recognise that:
- Children have a strong sense of identity
- Children are connected with and contribute to their world
- Children have a strong sense of well being
- Children are confident and involved learners
- Children are effective communicators
We cherish the preschool stage of the child’s learning and development as a time of searching and discovering their world. We follow the path of children’s interests, ideas and theories partnering with them as researchers, constantly reflecting on our interactions with children to ensure they are challenged and encouraged to explore their natural curiosity.
The play activities each day will include painting, clay, play dough, puzzles, blocks, construction equipment, music, storytelling, drama, sand and water play and other indoor and outdoor activities.