Recently at Jellybeans Carine we created our very own fairy garden. Andrea our centre manager had been doing some home improvements and was determined to see her old bath tub upcycled into a creation at the service, when casually discussing this with some educators Hayley became very passionate about creating a fairy garden for the children. Hayley created her fairy garden in the Kindy yard for the children to be able to use their creative and imaginative skills, social skills and to be able to explore their natural environment by using natural materials.
Links to early years learning framework include:
Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identity; children show interest in other children and being part of a group and contribute to shared play experiences, confidently explore social relationships.
Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute with the world by having access to a range of natural materials, use play to investigate and explore new ideas.
Outcome 3: Children have a strong sense of well-being and become strong in their social and emotional well-being.
Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners who express wonder and interest and explore in their environments, use play to investigate, imagine and explore ideas.
Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators, children interact enjoyably verbally and non-verbally with others during interactions, children interact with others exchange ideas, concepts, clarify, challenge thinking and negotiate.