Butterflies Early Learning Centre Learning Environments
15 months to 2 years
15 months to 2 years is an age where children become a lot more curious, energetic, and unique! With this in mind, our Toddler environments are spacious and open offering light, reflection and fascination where the child can explore their world and their individual choices to play and learn, using genuine resources, loose parts and minimise plastic, alongside a variety of educational toys, tools and equipment.
The outdoor areas are set up to explore their outdoor world in shade and comfort, we offer space with the freedom to belong, be and become, creating inquisitive minds. Our outdoor areas are also equipped with well-suited, safe, challenging, child focussed equipment to encourage age-appropriate active play and development.
2 to 3 years
Like all our learning spaces we endeavour to create enchanting environments where the children can be inspired and dream aloud. The resources are authentic and have open ended uses. We have loose items and real objects in our learning spaces for the children to touch, feel, see, and engage with, allowing the children to wonder, hypothesise and problem solve.
Education is a key component at this age, it’s all about play, exploring their interests and acknowledging that they are capable and competent of many things.
Our outdoor space is extensive, and features include:
- Cubby house
- Theatrical stage
- Climbing equipment
- Water park
- Wooden adventure park
- Vegetable Garden
- Large sandpits
Art and craft tables are also set up for the children to freely express themselves and get creative, as well as other learning spaces for the children to be able to imagine, dream and explore.
3 to 4 years
Our Pre-Kindy space is designed with the child in mind. The children create their own learning environment through discussion and collaboration with their educators. Our rooms are well designed with a variety of spaces to explore and be. Education is also a key focus, and our resources are authentic and real that engage with the senses. Light and reflection are a big part of our environments which are set up to provoke questions and answers by creating a collaborative environment where the children are heard and encouraged to extend on their ideas. Various educational tools, resources and equipment are readily available and accessible for children to be able to create whether it be through art, imaginative play, and science.
We promote active, child-led play in our shaded outdoor areas, with a variety of spaces to encourage exploration and the joy of nature. There are also quiet, comfortable spaces for children to participate in a calm and imaginative learning experience. The children have access to a variety of play equipment to help challenge their physical and cognitive development.
4 to 5 years
At Butterflies Early Learning Centre we are very passionate about early childhood education and eager to begin our first year in our brand-new Kindergarten room.
Our 2023 Kindergarten program has been designed to reflect the early years framework . Our exceedingly bachelor qualified early childhood teacher is devoted to providing a stimulating learning environment where each child can learn to the best of their ability in accordance with their individual needs. Also encouraging each child to be confident and independent learners and ensure that they are more than prepared and excited to start their learning journey as Prep students in Primary school.
Our Kindergarten space offers a variety of genuine learning resources and play equipment to help the children to develop to their full potential. We also work with the local primary schools in our area providing regular excursions to the primary schools so our School Readiness students can become familiar with the Prep rooms, programs, and teachers for when they start school.
Also, on offer in our Kindergarten program is:
- Free physical education lessons with our qualified P.E teacher
- Free centre excursions
- Free dance classes with our qualified dance teacher
- Free nutritional meals prepared by our qualified chef
- Bush kindy program
School aged OSHC & Vacation Care
Butterflies Big Steps Program
Our Big Steps Program has been carefully created to challenge, motivate, and enlighten the school aged children in a separate learning program, a variety of fun activities, experiments and experiences are available for the students to engage in.
Homework club is available for students to work on their homework with their peers, we find children are more enthusiastic about completing their homework when they are doing it together. A fresh and nutritious afternoon tea is provided, this is crucial to ensure the children are re-energised after a full day of work at school. We offer a free pick-up service to and from our local schools as required.
Our school aged vacation care is also apart of our Big Steps Program, designed with the students we endeavour to make the school holidays an exciting adventure inspired by the children’s interests. So much is on offer to ensure the children are getting the most out of the school holidays. Including games, science experiments, arts & crafts, cooking, excursions and much more!
Our Big Steps program has been curated to encourage children to be active and healthy learners.