Children of Fairfield Preschool delight in challenging and creative outdoor learning

Children of Fairfield Preschool delight in challenging and creative outdoor learning

by Freya Lucas

June 09, 2020

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. 

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