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The Outdoor Environment


Young children need daily outdoor experiences to enhance their rapid physical development. At Joey’s Cottage the outdoor environment is viewed as a place for the children to grow and learn.

Outdoor experiences will be planned to:

  • allow children to develop gross motor skills. Each day activities are planned that will allow for the development of balance, coordination and strength.
  • allow children to learn about the outdoor environment (water play, sand play and gardening offers opportunities for mathematical and science based activities).
  • encourage children to be more physically active as inspired by “munch and move” (N.S.W. Health)