The green path
A living landscape, an outdoor classroom
We are busy developing our outdoor naturalised environment. Local elements will create a living landscape, with natural discovery spaces, an organic garden and orchard, and spaces set aside for the development of natural habitats.
Gardening is a wonderful way to connect children with nature. After a fun and successfull working bee we now have our garden beds ready for planting. For more information about our garden go here.
Harvesting the fruits of labour is a most rewarding activity for children. As part of the permaculture design of our outdoor environment we have planted fruit trees to grow our own orchard. For more information about our organic orchard go here.
Cultivating relationships between children and animals is an important part of Little Earth. At Little Earth we have several indoor and outdoor pets. We are developing a free range area, a paddock, for our outdoor animals, where they can roam free, and the children can observe the animals and learn to care for them. For more information about our outdoor animals go here.
Enabling children to grow their own flowers, herbs and vegetables teaches them about life cycles. Our new potting shed, made from macrocarpa, will enable the children to sow, plant, weed, grow and nurture vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers all year round. For more information about our potting shed go here.
We are very excited that our Peace Pole has finally been placed. A Peace Pole is a hand-crafted monument that displays the message “May Peace Prevail on Earth” on each side, in different languages. Maria Montessori firmly believed in the importance of education for the attainment of world peace. Having a Peace Pole at Little Earth announces that our preschool is a special place, dedicated to peace on Earth. For more information about our Peace Pole go here.
In order to unfold the genius within the child, they are given free time and space to explore, inquire and discover. Our outdoor exploring area is growing with the placement of natural resources for the practice of balancing, climbing, jumping, and other gross motor skills. For more information about our exploring area go here.