Recently, the team at Huntly West enjoyed a day of being together and gathering resources for the kindergarten environment. Our environment plays a huge role in helping our tamariki feel calm and safe and having spaces that are beautiful helps to achieve this. We don’t want Kindy to look like an “educational place” full of “educational items”, we want our tamariki learn and thrive in a place just like home or Nan’s home.
What’s really helpful is that furnishing our kindergarten with items from op shops is way cheaper than purchasing from other places which certainly supports our budget! We are always adding to our environment, making little twigs here and there and looking out for items to spark curiosity. Here’s a few photos of some of our purchases.