Lawnton Kindy is a two unit, purpose-built centre that has been designed to cater to the developmental and educational needs of children in the kindergarten age group. The most recent addition to the centre is a superb new family welcoming area, thanks to a Renovation and Refurbishment grant from the Queensland Office for Early Childhood Education and Care.
Our centre boasts a spacious and engaging, natural outdoor play space, with an emphasis on the natural environment and sustainability. Play equipment is highly customisable, allowing it to be changed to suit the program, and keep children engaged. There is a generous sand pit area, and separate dirt pit with a manual water pump. Raised vegetable gardens sit outside each unit, and composting and worm farms help teach children about recycling.There is an outdoor stage area for dramatic play, and bike track complete with scooters and trikes! Softfall is underfoot around the main play equipment and swings, with large, naturally grassed areas between the different play areas, just great for running! Shady trees and sails complete the outdoor space, which is, of course, fully enclosed and secured.
Each unit has a spacious and shaded pergola which bridges the outdoor and indoor spaces. Inside, each room is organised into different areas, which include our well resourced home corners, quiet reading areas, multi-purpose tables and chairs, and carpet area.
Each area might have different uses throughout the day. For example, the tables and chairs may be used for morning tea, then set up for craft activities and games. The carpet area is the main teacher directed learning space, but is also a fantastic place to build with blocks!
Both units have smart boards, and are fully air conditioned.