Quinns Beach Care For Kids goes green with planting day

Caitlyn, Brax with Educational Leader Michelle Horgan and Myra with Assitant Teacher Amber Jones along with their new Planter Boxes at the Quinns Beach Care For Kids Centre. Photo: Matt Jelonek
Caitlyn, Brax with Educational Leader Michelle Horgan and Myra with Assitant Teacher Amber Jones along with their new Planter Boxes at the Quinns Beach Care For Kids Centre. Photo: Matt Jelonek

QUINNS Beach Care For Kids is on a journey to go green.

The early learning centre held a community planting day last month, with plants donated by Benara Nurseries.

“We recently acquired beautiful large planter boxes in our Kindy 2 yard as part of our approach to naturalise learning environments that stimulate children’s natural instincts and promote diverse, complex and holistic play experiences,” assistant director Michelle Horgan said.

The three-week project included setting up the boxes and lining them with gravel and egg cartons to help with drainage and aerate the soil.

“The children’s favourite part of it all was getting the worms from our worm farm into our planter boxes,” Ms Horgan said.

“This has opened up the learning about how to care for our worm farm, composting and maintenance and embedding sustainable practices.”

Ms Horgan said the centre hoped to develop its indoor and outdoor play spaces to “connect the children to nature and teach them to be environmentally responsible”.

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