Children getting back to nature

Published Monday, 31st July 2017

CHILDREN GETTING BACK TO NATURE
Children getting back to nature

Pre-schoolers and early learners from Fairfield City Council’s Wetherill Park Early Learning Centre got their hands dirty on Friday 28 July.

Pre-schoolers and early learners from Fairfield City Council’s Wetherill Park Early Learning Centre got their hands dirty on Friday 28 July, planting native trees for Schools Tree Day 2017, which is part of National Tree Day celebrations.

Council’s Nalawala Community Nursery donated 35 trees and shrubs for the children to plant in the centre’s outdoor learning area.

Children were all smiles while engaging in this fun hands-on activity that taught them about the planting process and encouraged them to look after the environment.

Mayor of Fairfield City Frank Carbone said getting children actively involved in planting teaches them to admire and look after our environment. 

“Connecting with nature assists in developing a child’s learning while also encourages them to get outside and have some fun,” Mayor Carbone said.

Parents joined their children on the day and donated flowers, potting mix and soil to transform the centres backyard into an inviting place for children to enjoy each day.

Wetherill Park Early Learning Centre, one of 11 Council services rated ‘Exceeding’ under the National Quality Standard, is located at 561-583 Polding St, Prairiewood. The centre provides quality education and care for children from six weeks to five years of age, which includes an Early Learners room 0-3 years and a Preschool room for 3-5 year olds.

Council also provides 17 high-quality services for children and families, including early education and care programs for children aged 0-5 years, supported playgroups and Family Day Care. Fairfield City Council is also a registered provider for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), providing early intervention for children 0-12 years of age.

If you would like to enquire about a place for your child in one of our centres, or need any information about our services, email childrenandfamilyservices@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au or call 9725 0393.

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