Our Learning Spaces
Our spaces are carefully thought out to provide the best possible environment for all children to learn, develop and thrive. Heavily influenced by calming natural elements and materials inside and out, our services also include some of the following features:
Our community libraries are a free resource for our families, enabling them to borrow age-appropriate books to read at home. Children that are read to more often have improved language and listening skills, experience stronger emotional connections to their loved ones, and gain a lifelong love of reading. Our goal is to ensure every child within our services has the opportunity to enjoy and embrace the magic of books!
The Keiki Kitchen
Our kitchens are run by experienced cooks and are held to the highest health and safety standards. Menus are developed carefully with children’s nutrition and daily dietary requirements in mind. Each child’s individual needs, health concerns and cultural wishes are respected and carefully considered. Find out more about our food here.
Our educators believe in nurturing each child’s creativity. Each day children are able to explore a wide range of materials and resources in our Art Studio which provides a creative hub. Here children can test their skills using a range of media and materials that foster creativity and learning. Our studios are equipped with easels, paints, drawing materials, clay, wire, collage objects and a multitude of natural and recycled materials, allowing every child’s inner artist to emerge!
At Keiki Early Learning, we believe it is important to value and respect the traditional owners of this land, the Whadjuk Noongar people. Our specially-created Yarning Circles at each service are designed to create a beautiful, inclusive meeting space where we can acknowledge and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. We do this through play, group discussion and singing. Each morning children and educators perform the ‘Wanjoo’ (Welcome) song in Noongar and English. Through the Yarning Circle and many other daily practices incorporating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, children are able to develop a deeper understanding and respect of the world around them.
All outdoor spaces are carefully designed around nature play principles, with minimal use of plastic. With features such as wooden play equipment, rocks and sand, recycled materials and built-in sensory gardens, the outdoors is a place where children are encouraged to investigate, explore and learn at their own pace. All services have their own vegetables, herbs and bush gardens which children help to care for, as well as water tanks to help teach children about sustainability. We believe outdoor activity is essential for growing children and we incorporate the outdoors in learning, play, eating and even sleeping wherever possible.