Our Environment

As soon as you step inside the newly renovated Stretton Early Years and Kindergarten, you’ll notice our friendly, family-centred atmosphere, where each child is nurtured, with a focus on individual development and care.

We’re proud to be a multi-cultural Early Years and Kindergarten, with around 97 different cultures represented amongst our 130 families and staff. This means that every day at Stretton Early Years and Kindergarten is a celebration of diversity and harmony. Some of our staff are also bi-lingual (speaking Mandarin, Hindi, Korean, and Cantonese), which can be very helpful and reassuring to families where English isn’t their first language.

Children love our larger than average playrooms, as well as our stimulating outdoor play space. While they’re outside, children have the opportunity to engage in a number of outdoor experiences such as gardening and active play and can learn about the origins of our food in our Children’s Veggie and Flower Garden.

The children are able to use the open performing stage area for dress ups, singing and dancing freely. The large outdoor play area is perfect for children to develop their motor skills, participate in activities of texture and nature play or enjoy those quiet moments in our book reading areas.

We’re a Sun Smart Early Learning and Kindergarten, so 90% of our outdoor areas are shaded, including our play equipment and sandpit.

All our well-equipped rooms are air-conditioned, with computers in both our Kindergarten rooms with technology access to all other rooms.

Most importantly, children thrive in our fun, play based learning environment, tailored to their individual needs.

Bush Kindy – Bambara Explorers

Bambara means Forest or Country, so it’s the perfect name for our Bush Kindy. It’s all about exploring natural environments, which is so beneficial to children.

Behind Stretton Early Years and Kindergarten is a big bush area, just waiting to be explored. Our Educators will deliver part of our regular Kindergarten program offsite, amongst the natural environment located behind our centre.

Because the children will be walking offsite, Bush Kindy is considered a Kindergarten Excursion.

Each activity is carefully designed for Bush Kindy to contribute toward improving children’s learning, health and wellbeing.