Oxley Kids is the name of our new Early Learning Centre due to be built on an expansive site on our 70 acre property in Chirnside Park, close to Oxley Stadium. It will provide a wonderful learning environment for the care and education of pre-school aged children. Concept plans are available to be viewed below.
The centre will be the new home of Oxley Pre-School and will offer a range of additional services including full day care for children from 18 weeks to school entry age. The centre also includes new Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) facilities for primary school students before and after school.
The design is the result of collaboration with education consultants, architects and landscape designers. Our own Pre-School staff have given enthusiastic input. Each specifically designed indoor space has its own outdoor area, accessible via retractable glass walls, allowing integration of indoor and outdoor learning environments for each group.
Outdoors an exciting series of natural landscaped spaces will invite creative play and exploration of garden areas, with challenging climbing frames, cubbies, forest plantings, logs, rocks, sand, pebbles, lawns, shrubs, flowers, vegetables, herbs and chickens! A stream will enable safe water play.
Oxley Kids will be a vibrant centre with programs aimed at providing excellent care and learning opportunities based on Christian teaching and values. The play based day care curriculum will encourage children to explore, problem solve, express ideas and make decisions. They will be encouraged in enquiry skills and higher level thinking, by developing special projects.
Oxley’s sessional Pre-School will continue as part of the Early Learning Centre, to provide excellent programs for the 3 & 4 year old children, integrating and enriching learning of the day care, and providing a strong foundation for school readiness.
Oxley Kids aims to enrich the wellbeing of children, building their sense of identity, connection with others, and their confidence as learners and communicators. With Godly teaching at its heart, Oxley Kids is sure to be a happy place.
As the sign at our entrance says, Oxley Kids is coming! It is due to open in January 2015.