Inspiring learning for life at Earth Kids early learning centre. Our early learning and long day care centre offers child care in North Turramurra in a natural setting that is perfect for families living or commuting through North Turramurra or nearby suburbs St. Ives, Turramurra, Hornsby Heights and Wahroonga.
When stepping into our centre, you will be immersed in a world where children are inspired to explore, learn and grow. Our natural outdoor area includes a sandpit, slide, swings and vegetable garden. Children enjoy uninterrupted time and space to discover the outdoors to test their limits and develop strength, balance, and self-confidence.
Our centre has won five 2015 Better Business Awards including “Business of the Year”. The awards recognise sustainable business practices across 250 businesses in the Ku-ring-gai, Lane Cove, Willoughby and North Sydney Councils. We have also been awarded with the Energy Saver, Water Saver Sustainable Purchasing and Waste Saver awards. Our building is eco-friendly and was designed to create a unique space that uses natural elements and recycled materials to enhance the children’s and our staff’s experience, while minimising the ecological footprint of the building and the operation of the business. Solar panels have been installed to provide us with our electrical energy needs and LED lighting has been used throughout and energy efficient ceiling fans reduce the need to use air conditioning. Where possible waste is minimised. Fruit, vegetable and meat suppliers reuse packaging and organic material is composted. We harvest rainwater, which is used in the toilets, laundry, and the garden.
When it’s time to come inside our indoor spaces invite exploration with quality resources and learning experiences. Children wonder, create, and test out their ideas as they play with a range of materials in purposeful play spaces. Our team of skilled educators plan play-based learning experiences around children’s interests and learning goals. Literacy and numeracy concepts are embedded in play-based learning, as children engage as scientists, artists, architects, storytellers and designers.
We provide nutritious meals created daily by our in-house cook, catering for all dietary requirements. Opportunities to educate children on healthy eating practices are displayed as educators encourage children to assist in selecting edible plants from our vegetable garden which are used in many of our meals. As part of your busy morning routine let us treat you to a snack and coffee, available to grab and go.
A rotating schedule of engaging specialised programs including music, physio-play exercise program, Zumba, Yoga and an environmental awareness program is accessible for your child which is a fun and exciting program that enhances the daily program.
Throughout the year, educators and children venture out to on excursions to our local community visiting nearby parks, shops, schools and aged care centres. Neighbourhood connections support a sense of community and belonging for children and provide opportunities to develop social and observational skills with different people, places, and environments.
We offer an engaging sustainability program teaching the children a sense of responsibility and connection to their world. Children learn about sustainability practices through our vegetable garden while harvesting food, weeding, watering, and nurturing the environment and through recycling practices as they are encouraged to separate waste into assorted recycling bins.
As members of our Early Learning Services community, we look forward to partnering with you to provide information, support, and high-quality education and care in your child’s formative years.
Our Family Support Team are happy to chat through your child care needs. Call them today on 1800 413 885
to book a tour at our centre, meet our team of educators, and learn more about why these first five years are so important for your child’s development.