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Making time for play outside – rain, hail or shine

Making time for play outside – rain, hail or shine

Written by Sandra When it’s cold and wet outside, is your first reaction to get the kids inside quickly? At Wonderschool, we strongly believe that there is no reason why children cannot be allowed to play outside during wet or cold weather. As long as they are...

Meet our Assistant Director and Educational Leader, Ellen

Meet our Assistant Director and Educational Leader, Ellen

There really is a lot to Ellen Robinson. As part of our wonder(ful) team, Ellen is our Assistant Director and Educational Leader. She loves working with children and is currently studying, yet still finds the time to hang out with her cat, enjoy documentaries and...

What does empowerment mean to Wonderschool?

What does empowerment mean to Wonderschool?

Contributed by Sarah Wilcox, Operations Manager for Wonderschool Empowerment: What does this look like in practice, and how do we empower children and our team of Educators? It’s an excellent question, and one that we reflect on deeply. For us at Wonderschool, it is...

Respectful approach to food

Respectful approach to food

Meal times are a great way for children to become independent learners as they develop new self-help skills, such as hand washing, serving their own food, using tongs and pouring water into their own glasses to drink out of, as well as washing their own hands and...

Meet our Educator, Jen, from Wonderschool Conder

Meet our Educator, Jen, from Wonderschool Conder

How good would it be to go to work knowing that you’re welcomed and loved every single day by lots and lots of people? Well, when you’re working with a group of toddlers who adore you, that’s definitely the case. As is our Educator, Jen, an Early Childhood Teacher in...

Why we embrace the Reggio Emilia approach at Wonderschool

Why we embrace the Reggio Emilia approach at Wonderschool

Contributed by Sarah Wilcox, Operations Manager for Wonderschool Have you heard of the Reggio Emilia approach? It’s an educational philosophy based on the image of the child, primarily aimed at the Preschool age group. The Reggio Emilia approach is named after a small...

The Great Outdoors

The Great Outdoors

Wonderschool’s outdoor play spaces are very popular. The children always answer a big ‘YES’ at the mention of outdoor time, moving to their lockers, finding their hats and putting on sunscreen to promote self-help. We are very fortunate to have such amazing...