Nature is one of our greatest teachers
Our purpose-built centre is eco-friendly and sustainability focussed with a strong connection to the great outdoors. We promote a sense of community and care – for each other and our incredible surroundings.
With views of Coronet Peak and our namesake – The Remarkables – this really is one of the most
inspiring settings for an early learning centre. When it came to designing the building, our vision was
to create an environment that connects Queenstown children to the great outdoors.
Positioned to receive natural warmth and light, and to make the most of the mountain views, the centre is designed to ‘bring the outside in’. Featuring a connecting deck and large sliding glass doors, we’ve created a space that effortlessly connects the learning space inside to the natural environment outside.
The outdoor space is ready for the children to explore nature with grassed areas, native plants and raised planters - where we grow edible gardens. The wooden play furniture, tepees, sand pits and sensory paths allow for learning through play and adventure.
Our Prepared Environment
Our commitment to nature and sustainability flows across into the materials in our prepared environment. We have sourced beautifully crafted, natural Montessori and conventional learning materials.
The learning spaces are beautifully presented with natural tones and textures creating a calm environment with the right amount of stimulation for the children. Our furniture and resources are child appropriate in size, giving the children a sense of belonging in their own space.
As an eco-friendly centre, we integrate sustainability into our operation and education programme. We teach the children about sustaining energy through the use of solar panels and a rainwater collection tank in the garden. They learn through nature by maintaining the raised edible gardens and orchard trees. And to minimise our impact on the environment, we use natural materials and eco-friendly products wherever possible.