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Our Learning Environments


The modern learning spaces at CELC Mary Queen of the Family Parish have been specifically designed to provide a variety of environments to stimulate development and cater to the needs of every child in our care.  Our learning spaces are viewed as the ‘third teacher’ and encourage children to explore, discover and build connections linking closely to our guiding philosophy in particular, The Early Years Learning Framework and the influence of Reggio Emilia.

Our learning programs make use of both internal and external learning spaces and encourage engagement with children and nature. The indoor learning environments includes natural elements such as light, plant life, fresh air through our many windows and natural tones on the walls enabling creativity and experimentation to come to life.

The use of mirrors in the learning spaces reflect light and enable children to investigate learning materials from alternative perspectives. Mirrors provide another avenue in which children develop a confident sense of self and a sense of belonging to the learning community.

To ensure children receive a balanced educational experience our outdoor learning spaces are filled with opportunities to engage with nature. Children participate in the cultivation and harvesting of vegetables and herbs from our vegetable patch and learn about the environment and sustainability through the Nano’s Cottage Kitchen Garden – a resource also used by St Michael’s Primary.  Our outdoor learning environment also encourages children to express themselves through play.

We welcome families to take a tour of our learning spaces and to meet our dedicated educators. Contact us to arrange your visit.


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