Discovery Childcare and Education embraces the Danish Forest School practice of friluftsliv which means ‘outdoor life’.
No matter the season, with appropriate clothing, children of every age enjoy regular outdoor recreation. By encouraging children to experience fresh air and sunshine, they are more relaxed, can focus better and are happier and healthier both physically and mentally. Nature provides a learning environment that can’t be replicated on an iPad screen and Discovery Childcare and Education takes a hands-on approach!
The centre has been built to embrace friluftsliv with features including:
• Water play tables, dancing water jets and an outdoor bicycle riding track complete with rainbow hoops that spray a fine water mist on warmer days
• A rocky mountain to challenge children and educate them about risk in an appropriate setting. When they climb to the top, they can say hello to giant dinosaur, Fletcher!
• A quiet Aboriginal cultural area where students engage in outdoor cooking over an open fire.
Naturally, Discovery Childcare and Education offers free Hey Dee Ho and Soccerjoeys incursions and also provides older children with excursions to the local park to have picnics and explore. The youngest children are frequently taken on community outings in the centre’s 8-seater pram. No one misses out on the fun and benefits of experiencing the outdoors!
If you’d like more information or a relaxed, obligation-free tour at our Croydon or Boronia services, please contact Malini or Jamie today on: