Tall Tree Early Learning in Banksia Grove is a little different in approach and pedagogy in all the best possible ways.
Located on a semi-rural 5,000 sqm plot in an agricultural area, children are immersed in 'Nature School', a concept born from learning outdoors, fully immersed in natural landscape and bushland. Still with a strong Reggio Emilia influence but with a focus on nature and what it offers to our children.
Here at 'Nature School' we pay homage to both First Australians and European Settlers alike, through a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander traditions and agriculture historic to the area. We allow the fabric of stories from those who came before us to guide and teach us, as we find our way today.
Our Banksia Grove children are welcomed into the Homestead building where their day begins with Drop-off, breakfast and group discussion with their educators about what adventures they might engage in. Children are then released into the wonderous natural bush that surrounds and invited to engage in pre-planned experiences or engage in the opportunity to truly express themselves through their own physical, social and imaginative play.
For those who wish to retire inside, beautifully crafted and thoughtful internal environments await. Quiet areas for solitude and solace, rest and reflection. Food Education and Sustainable teachings are paramount and provide the undercurrent of everything we do. Agricultural elements that exist on the property are available for children to learn about where food comes from and how food production exists not separate to, but as part of, natural ecosystems. Children are able to not just learn about environmental teachings theoretically, but to see the direct correlation in the natural landscape physically before them. Learning becomes hands-on, dynamic and kinetic.
We are proud to offer your family the magic that comes from 'Nature School' and allowing your children to grow up outdoors and free in space and wonder, as their Parents, Grandparents and even Great Grandparents before them. Welcome to Tall Tree Early Learning Banksia Grove.
Few things delight as much as the opportunity to see the world through your little one’s eyes and expressive play in nature provides a wonderful canvas. Our truly unique Nature School program offers children an abundance of room to learn and grow.
We work with the children to develop learning activities which support their own individual interests and observations, incorporating the Early Years Learning Framework, while forming caring relationships and bonds.
We create opportunities for children to take measured risks, appropriate to the environment and their development, enabling them to build their confidence and physical abilities.
Our beautiful learning environments allow for exploration and provide children with the knowledge and tools to learn how to look after themselves, each other and the natural environment, while rest areas provide a quiet place to gather thoughts and reflect upon learning.
Children are given the opportunity to learn at their own pace, and are encouraged to become curious learners.
You start life as a tiny seed, something so small and yet so powerful, something so important to so many. From there, your roots, the foundation from which all will grow, take hold.
The environment in which you grow, must be nourishing, supportive, and provide you with all that you need to flourish from seed, to seedling. A time in which nurturing, and support are imperative, as you understand the environment in which you are planted and begin to make sense of it for yourself.From seedling, to sapling, you begin to settle. To grow stronger, taller, more resilient. A sense of independence and a rapid acquisition of new branches and leaves. But in order to make this monumental leap, you need consistent and reliable input from your environment. Each and every sapling, needs nutrients and protection, in order to thrive and grow from sapling to tree. The aim is forever not to merely survive, but to thrive. To grow tall.