January has flown by and all the children and staff have now settled into their rooms. The children have spent the month getting to know their new Educators, new routines and meeting new friends. Last month we celebrated the beautiful country that we live in, as we celebrated Australia week.
We also had a JB dance come in and provide some dance sessions to our preschoolers which was greatly received and much fun! In addition, our preschoolers also enjoyed another special event which involved teaching our preschoolers how to be safe around dogs.
Some exciting new improvements have been occurring within the centre grounds, next to the Gumnuts yard we have an enclosed veggie patch. Over the next few weeks the children will be assisting our resident horticulturist Mr Matt to plant a variety of plants that the children can tend & care for. This will be a space which is available for all of the children to utilise & explore.
In the Snugglepot room we have expanded the yard to increase space for our Snugglepots to play, explore and learn. We have also added some beautiful 50-year-old olive trees added to the snugglepots outdoor environment. We will learn how to care and nurture for these beautiful trees as they grow and provide beautiful shade as well as learn some new skills including picking and harvesting some beautiful olives with our resident horticulturist Mr Matt. Along with the expansion of our Snugglepots yard have also expanded our outdoor undercover area which has been fully replaced with new flooring & a high pitched roof allowing for better airflow & cooler space for our Snugglepots to enjoy.