Mullaloo kindy teaches kids about sustainability

Anthony Pinnuck-Lee, Kirsten Griffiths and Mariella Alsford at Mullaloo Community Kindergarten. Picture: Emma Reeves www.communitypix.com.au d403911
Anthony Pinnuck-Lee, Kirsten Griffiths and Mariella Alsford at Mullaloo Community Kindergarten. Picture: Emma Reeves www.communitypix.com.au d403911

Mindarie Regional Council waste education officer Peg Davies helped set up the worm farm, which gets regular food scraps from its young charges.

‘We have already grown tomatoes and snow peas with great success this year and the children enjoy tasting their own produce at morning tea,’ teacher Sara Boon said.

‘Twelve months ago we had a new outdoor play space created incorporating a musical and sensory garden, climbing fort, swings and sand pit.’

Ms Boon said she and fellow teacher Cherilyn Hotchkin aimed to include parents as much as possible in their child’s learning.

‘We offer opportunities for families to be involved, from joining our parent committee to fathers’ night, grandparents’ day, a Mother’s Day afternoon tea and year-of-year Christmas event,’ she said.

The long-established kindergarten, which caters for four-year-olds in two groups, has vacancies this year and is taking enrolments for next year.

Children outside the suburb are welcome. See mullaloo kindy.com or call 9401 4595.