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 is set in a tranquil environment with views to the West stretching as far as the Blue Mountains. Inside the airy centre is a hive of activity, with four separate areas 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 the favourite outdoor setting. This outdoor area also contains natural surroundings, shaded group time areas and a blue turf river that promotes imagination and dramatic play.
A favourite natural resource provided to the children is the natural rock formation nestled in our top green yard, providing natural sounds of water trickling down over the rocks which creates a soothing and calming environment for children to play, create and imagine. The children enjoy painting and drawing on the rocks, while watching the water wash away their creations. The active water sparks discussions amongst the children of water living animals and the ocean, promoting scientific thinking and activities brought into the learning environments.
An entire new room has been specifically designed for the Preschool age group (Wonderful Wombats). We’re very proud of this beautiful and spacious extension which includes;
- A sun filled room with large windows to provide the children with the opportunity to view the natural surrounding 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 are proud of their long term staffing, with some that have been here for more than 10 years. It truly demonstrates a strong passion and enthusiasm about working at the Glenhaven centre. The centre Director Melissa is one staff member who has been with Kindalin for over 10 years.