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Forest School Gardens

Nature provides countless opportunities for discovery, creativity, problem-solving, and STEM education. Interacting with natural environments allows children to learn by doing and experiment with ideas. In nature, children think, question, and make hypotheses — thereby developing inquisitive minds. At Country Kids Childcare...Naturally Fun we offer three very different environments for children to learn, explore and most of all have fun in.

Rivers made when the plug is pulled #wat

Our own backyard

Country Kids Childcare...naturally fun has a big yard that flows seamlessly from the indoors to out. Situated in a quiet rural suburb of Eubenangee we are blessed to have room for the children to play freely in a fenced area. We have a large sandpit, boat and lookout platform where children can climb the tree from. We also have a raised garden bed with miniature citrus trees growing, as well as many potted plants. The children's outdoor play times are not restricted to certain times as we believe that with the proper sun safety or clothing children should have the freedom to move between inside and out the majority of the day.

'There's no such thing as bad weather, only different types of good weather'

Ninja course at forest school #challenge

Junior Forest School

Today’s children and families often have limited opportunities to connect with the natural environment. Proximity to, views of, and daily exposure to natural settings increases children’s ability to focus and enhances cognitive abilities. We saw the need for children to be able to leave the confines of our daycare yard and began visiting our block of land next door. This then became Junior Forest School Zone, a purposefully designed area for children to risk take, explore, challenge their senses and connect with nature on a level beyond that of what could be achieved previously. The environment host a ninja line, cargo net, dry creek bed, logs for climbing and a fire pit.

Off down to the creek our little explore

The Neighbourhood.

One of our dreams was to take the children beyond the constraints of daycare and even Junior Forest School and explore our neighbourhood. We walk down the subdivision that overlooks the famous Eubenangee Swamp. Along the way we stop at the nature park and take in the sights and sounds of the natural surroundings. The children love walking and we use this as learning experience, counting our steps, recognising the numbers on the yellow post, collecting nature off the ground and enjoying the beautiful views. We participate in clean up Australian Day and have been down to visit a local creek.

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