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Open day at Inala Busy Learners

Guy Hazlewood    March 6, 2024    2 min read   

Inala Busy Learners Early Education Centre held an open day for local families and children to explore the programs and classrooms offered at the childcare centre.

Located at 41 Yulan Street in Inala, the centre offers enriching experiences that shape the hearts and minds of its students.

Centre Director Sam Lane said one of the hallmarks of Busy Learners is their commitment to fostering an understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.

Malik having fun with the farm animals. Source: QCCS

“Each week the students visit the local Dandiiri library, which offers children an immersive experience,” she said.

“These visits serve not only to educate but also to instil respect and appreciation for the traditional custodians of the land on which they live and learn.”

The centre will also strengthen its ties with elders of the community in the future when it introduces a ‘Grandfriends’ program, connecting the children with the wisdom and stories of the elders of Inala.

Taylah from Inala Busy Learners. Source: QCCS

In addition to cultural immersion, Busy Learners emphasises a strong connection with nature through its weekly bush kindy sessions.

“Outdoor adventures not only provide children with an opportunity to explore the natural world but also motivate them to have a sense of stewardship and environmental responsibility,” Sam said.

The centre’s in-house dietitian, known as Mr. Jim to the children, offers valuable motor skills training through our Perceptual Motor Program.

“This program enhances perceptual-motor development, which helps younger students improve their eye-hand and eye-foot coordination, fitness, balance, locomotion, and eye-tracking skills,” said Sam.

“Jim’s sessions also help our early educators deepen their understanding of this crucial aspect of child development.”

Sam believes every child and family has the right to access high-quality care and education in an early childhood setting.

“We believe that each family is unique and work collaboratively with them in partnership,” she said.

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Guy Hazlewood