Mullaloo Community Kindergarten gets messy with play-based learning

Chantal Jackson and Chace (4) at Mullaloo Community Kindergarten. Photo: Martin Kennealey
Chantal Jackson and Chace (4) at Mullaloo Community Kindergarten. Photo: Martin Kennealey

THINGS got messy recently at Mullaloo Community Kindergarten.

Teacher Cherilyn Hotchkin said the centre, which has been operating for more than 40 years, was a strong supporter of play-based learning.

“Our Messy Day enabled the children to use their senses to explore a range of substances such as spaghetti painting, ooblec, shaving cream and edicol dye in spray bottles,” she said.

Maxwell (4). Photo Martin Kennealey.

“Through the exploration of these activities, they become confident and involved learners.”

Also getting their hands dirty were Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob and Mullaloo Beach Primary School principal Mike Black.

Benjamin and Rebecca. Photo: Martin Kennealey

Mullaloo Community Kindergarten offers an alternative to school-based kindergarten.

It is currently looking to increase enrolments following the State Government’s announcement it would increase the threshold for community kindergartens to access funding and staff from the Department of Education from 10 to 16 students.

Pearl (4). Photo: Martin Kennealey

Enrolments for the next school year must be confirmed by August 10.

Contact the kindergarten on 9401 4595 or mullalookindy@iinet.net.au.