One of the benefits of using Family Day Care is that the educators and children have the opportunity to make connections with the community. For several weeks, Kirsty Walker has been accompanying local TAFE students and exploring their Bush Kindy “ Waawa Guul”.  The children have been connecting with nature and exploring many opportunities for learning while gaining a sense of value and respect of our environment.  Collaborative learning occurred during these adventures with the children learning alongside the students.  Each visit to the site is different with new discoveries emerging and previous adventures being extended upon.

Family Day Care provides so many spontaneous learning opportunities. Kirsty enhances the learning opportunities for the children in her care by engaging in a natural environment.

Favourite memories of Bush Kindy written by Kirsty Walker

Jye-   Jye enjoyed making fishing rods and looking for crabs.

Will- Will has been building a “Love Shack” for 2 years now! – Will has been attending Bush Kindy since it was first established. An ongoing learning journey and adventure.

Charlotte-  Charlotte played ( and tasted) different sticks and leaves and felt the damper dough and the bark. A great sensory experience for the babies.

Leo – Leo made damper for the whole community. He enjoyed the cooking experiences and cooking damper on a stick

Caden- Caden just loves the whole experience. He loved jumping in the puddles, building the fire, climbing up and down the big tree, catching crabs and stomping in the mud.

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From the parents

We had our son in care with Jacqui for 2.5 years (from 6 months-3years) and she treated him as her own the entire time. We shared all of his special milestones together, she taught him so many things-counting, shapes, colours, improving fine motor skills, speech and physical movement. He’s been on fun excursions and is socialable in most settings, he is such a kind hearted little boy. I honestly have Jacqui to thank for a lot of it. She communicated well with us the entire time and always had our sons best interest in mind and heart. We for sure will be sending our next Bub to Jac! She is exactly who you want to help raise your kids when you’re at work.read more
Brittany Comino
Brittany Comino
10:32 13 Jul 19
Great team to work with
bryn goode
bryn goode
01:04 13 May 19
Super easy, friendly and wonderful environment. Definitely recommend!
Jacob Connor
Jacob Connor
01:02 13 May 19
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