Children of Fairfield Preschool delight in challenging and creative outdoor learning
Children attending Fairfield Preschool are enjoying more challenging and creative play with the construction of a new outdoor learning and play area, which features natural and built elements for children to explore and engage in play-based learning.
Constructed at a cost of $134,000 by Fairfield City Council, the play space includes new synthetic turf and soft fall, a larger purpose-built sandpit, mound slide, rockery with water feature, bike path, seating area built around the tree, manicured gardens and a larger storage shed.
The renovations are of significance in the Fairfield community, given the Council’s role as the largest not-for-profit provider of early education and care in Fairfield City, Mayor Frank Carbone said.
“Our early learning centres set our young children up for a great start in their education and in life. Play-based learning is a critical part of this” he added.
The Council has close to 3,000 places per day across all its Children’s Services offerings, which include:
- 13 centre-based early learning centres (0-6 years) and one mobile preschool.
- 10 supported playgroups
- A family day care scheme with up to 60 educators providing education and care in a home-based environment.
- Fairstart Early Intervention, a registered provider under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), providing a number of early intervention supports including speech pathology and occupational therapy for children aged 0-12 years.
More information about the Council’s education and care services is available on its website, here.