The service has four distinct environments that are designed to provide learning spaces for children. From infants and toddlers through to preschoolers. Each space is a unique setting and has its own natural outdoor spaces.
Groups of young children engage in play with their peers and are observed and guided by familiar, qualified and dedicated longstanding staff.
It is our role to nurture and support children’s curiosity, perceptions and emotions, and develop meaningful relationships with all participants. Community grouping is encouraged across the Service, this approach to shared time together is a core component of our over arching Service Ethos.
A Sustainable Future at Sandhills
The outdoor, natural play scapes at Sandhills are delightfully in line with all natural elements. Abundant trees, garden beds, rockeries and grassed areas are a significant part of the Sandhills space.
We have two worm farms, there are gardens in each area and the children are very proud of their gardening efforts. The children also contribute to waste management at the Service by recycling paper and feeding the worms with our kitchen scraps. We have been lucky enough to have received a Grant to fund the purchases of two Sup Pods to further extend on our Sustainable practices.
A 10,000 gallon water tank collects water from the roof for use in the washing machine and toilets. The Service has run a Water Wise education program and undertaken a waste audit.
We are excited at the opportunity to sow the seeds of sustainability in our children that may really impact on the future of our planet.