Situated in a tranquil environment, visitors to this centre instantly notice its’ peaceful atmosphere, inside and outside of the centre.
Bordered by rural acreage and broad leafy surrounds, Kindalin Glenhaven enjoys its own landscaped gardens and sprawling outdoor areas with views that stretch to the Blue Mountains. Inside the airy centre is a hive of activity, with four separate spaces catering to our four age groups. Art and creative projects line the walls while children buzz around, happily immersed in their investigations.
The highlight of our Glenhaven Centre is the spectacular top yard. Dotted with exotic trees, quiet seating areas and a sandpit, it is a natural setting that invites play, imagination and learning. The lower-level outdoor area has recently been restructured and filled with new resources. The children are encouraged to investigate and explore their surroundings, with a big cubby house being a favourite outdoor setting.
This outdoor area has shaded areas and a blue turf ‘river’ that promotes imagination and dramatic play. A natural rock formation nestled in our top yard provides natural sounds of water trickling over the rocks and creates a soothing environment for children. The children enjoy painting and drawing on the rocks while watching the water wash away their creations. The water sparks discussions amongst the children about water, animals and the ocean, promoting scientific thinking and activities brought into the learning environments.
We’re very proud of our specially designed Preschool aged Wonderful Wombats room. This beautiful and spacious extension includes the following;
- A sun-filled room with large windows to provide the children with the opportunity to view the surrounding natural environment
- Three levels of learning space which facilitates small group discussions and play
- Direct access to the outdoor play area where the children are free to explore the natural grass environment
- A transformed indoor/outdoor room with areas for children to engage in play explorations and investigations independently and in small groups.
Kindalin Glenhaven is proud of its long-term staffing, with many team members with us for over ten years. This tenure demonstrates their commitment and enthusiasm for working with Kindalin. The centre Director, Miss Melissa, has been with Kindalin for over 15 years.