Everyday outdoor classroom activities

World Outdoor Classroom Day

Worldwide Outdoor Classroom Day was held on the 1st of November, 2018.

We were lucky enough to celebrate Outdoor Classroom Day this week which is a global campaign to get children outdoors to play and learn.

The outdoor environment is an educator as well. It encourages sensory exploration whilst supporting the gross motor and physical development for all ages. The educators work in partnership with ongoing programs within each room to support routines and current developmental milestones.

 

Outdoor Classroom Day is about more than just one day of celebration, inspiration and exploration. The end goal is more time outdoors every day, both at school and at home.

There’s no need to wait for the next Outdoor Classroom Day to take learning outdoors, you can start now with a few great lesson examples that are suitable for children of all ages. Try them, share them, adapt them and more. And prepare to be amazed.

Make an outdoor museum

Turn your grounds into an outdoor museum and bring history to life! Learn about the history of play, think about how toys and games have changed over time. Ask the children to research what their parents and grandparents played with. 

Care for a plant

A great lesson for winter and spring as we start to see plant growth. Ask the children to look after the plant, water, and care for it. A great foundation for a longer project, you can monitor the plants’ growth weekly. 

Construction with rocks

Ask the children to find stones suitable for building a wall and to work in teams. For young children, it’s a great exercise for fine motor skills and is simple and fun!

We will be celebrating Outdoor Classroom Day again on 23rd May 2019.

We hope you enjoy seeing a few snaps from our incredible day!

 

Finalists at the Alstonville Wollongbar Chamber of Commerce Awards

Alstonville Wollongbar Awards

Nestle In Alstonville Education & Care Centre, near Wollongbar were announced as finalists at the Alstonville Wollongbar Chamber of Commerce Awards at the weekend. Proudly based in a welcoming home learning environment located on Wardell Rd, Alstonville, near Wollongbar since 2002.  The centre was founded by Lisa Martin with a Bachelor of Education and major in Early Childhood Education.

We are privately owned and long day care centre that cares for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers (0-5 years) who are nurtured and taught valuable life skills. These will prepare them all the way through to Primary School (and beyond). Our centre provide Early Childhood programs and can hold 39 children daily and employ 11 staff members.

Nestle In always looking for ways to go over and above for our children and their families. Pride ourselves on delivering exceptional service that is not just personalised, but individualised care and consideration for each child and their needs. We are becoming well-known locally and further afield. Most of our customers are a result of existing customer recommendations and word of mouth.

Our centre provides quality education and care programs that support the Early Years Learning Framework including the NSW Transition to School Statement and are conveniently opened long day-care hours from 7am – 6pm.