Posted September 2019

The children at KU Shalvey Preschool have been busy playing, discovering and learning in their new sensory garden.

The new garden contains many different natural elements including a variety of sensory plants, different textures, stepping stones, nooks for the children to explore and an arch bridge.

“Children learn about the world through their senses. By providing opportunities for children to interact with different shapes, materials and textures in nature, it stimulates their senses and allows them to understand more about nature and the world around them,” said KU Shalvey Director, Belinda McFayden.

The preschool received funding for their sensory garden through the NSW Government’s Quality Learning Environments program grant, with the funds also allowing the preschool to upgrade their existing garden beds and add a hedge to their playground.

“The children have really enjoyed spending time outside in our new garden and outdoor environment. The upgrade has made it a much more interesting, diverse and engaging space where the children can use their imagination and draw on the many different natural elements to extend their play and learning,” said Belinda.

KU Shalvey provides quality early childhood education for children aged 3 - 5 years and is currently taking enrolments. For more information, contact the Director, Belinda McFayden on 9628 5583.