Our huge garden and outdoor space is at the heart of the Hurlingham community, and the kids are outdoors come rain or shine all year round (don’t worry, a large area is under cover!).
We are lucky to have some passionate parents with some serious horticultural expertise lay an impressive garden and outdoor playground. There is a consistent seasonal rotation of crops, and the children all get involved in growing, harvesting and cooking the produce on offer. This ties in with our important sustainability messages and Healthy Eating Guidelines within our program.
In 2016 Hurlingham Preschool joined the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation. We feel that by being a part of this wonderful initiative we have expanded our children’s abilities to understand the importance of sustainability, looking after the environment, where our food comes from, the wonderful benefits of growing our own food and of course cooking that food and the benefits of healthy eating.
We now have a beautiful Pizza Oven and outdoor kitchen which are well used and loved! We have consistent seasonal projects across all Kinder groups throughout the year as part of our kitchen garden program.