Wandana Preschool has been recognised for their exceptional outdoor learning environment in Kidsafe’s National Playspace Design Awards, making it the first time that a nature based play space has been awarded.
Located in Gilles Plains, the school based preschool has taken out the category for ‘Education and Care Services’ for demonstrating innovative design to create a safe learning environment that encourages active play.
Children and families of the preschool and the local community were actively engaged in the consultation, design and building process to create a culturally inclusive environment which everyone can use.
The space demonstrates that nature provides children with a unique opportunity to ignite the children’s curiosity for learning.
A water pump, creek beds, climbable trees, a garden orchard and many other natural elements make up the award winning learning landscape.