Our Play Environments
At Innovative Early Learning we offer stimulating and enriching environments where children can feel at home with their educators and friends as they learn and play. During the year Sydney offers some unpredictable weather during such times children often have to stay within the classroom environment, at Innovative Early Learning we are lucky to offer an indoor outdoor area where children can remain active and utilise and practise all of the same skills they do outside regardless of the weather, our indoor outdoor space boasts wooden decking, beautiful sandstone edging around our sandpits, natural plants that the children love to take care of, varied climbing equipment, bikes and scooters and sports equipment, we aim to make this area as natural as possible.
We also have 2 smaller outdoor spaces where our children are given opportunities to engage in water play, use the mud kitchen, check our insect hotels, have story times, play ball games, draw and paint and participate in garden to kitchen experiences where they grow their own vegetables and herbs which they then prepare for afternoon tea meals or proudly take what they have grown home to their families, this is also a great way to introduce sustainability and environmental learning to our children which we place a big emphasis on.
We also offer daily and weekly excursions for our 2-5 year olds to our local park, our location makes our local park very accessible and this is where the children are able to view wildlife and explore their surroundings, have nature hunts and play group games. Nature play significantly improves all aspects of child development – physical, cognitive, social and emotional. Playing outdoors grows resilience, self-confidence, initiative, creativity and more.