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.