The Nimbin Preschool is planning to create an outdoor ‘mud kitchen’ in their veggie garden. A mud kitchen is an outdoor pretend play cooking area and is perfect for messy sensory play. Children learn best when they are outdoors and are connected to their natural environment.
The children at Nimbin Preschool are very enthusiastic about the project and have had input into all stages of planning. This gives them a sense of ownership and appreciation for another creative outdoor play area. They want to call it the ‘Mud Café’. As it will be set in the veggie garden, there are opportunities for the children to develop a deeper understanding of the ‘paddock to plate’ concept.
Nimbin Preschool has been overwhelmed with feedback from many locals who see the importance of this project as an integral part of early childhood learning and development,’ said Early Childhood Teacher Katie Pennant. ’The ‘Mud Café’ will be built with a sustainable, low-impact ethos by using locally recycled and reusable materials.’
This project can only come to fruition through fundraising efforts, and there is currently running a raffle with some wonderful prizes including a $100 Maha She voucher; one-hour Kahuna Massage with Chrissy; $50 Daley’s Nursery voucher; one-year subscription to Lunch Lady magazine – and more to be announced very soon via the Nimbin Preschool Facebook page.
To celebrate this project, you can purchase an afternoon tea of chai and cakes and raffle tickets on Friday, July 6 at the Nimbin Preschool from 3 pm. There will be a lucky door prize of $150 of firewood.
If you would like more information about Nimbin Preschool or have other ways you would like to help this fundraising project, please contact the Nimbin Preschool on 02 6689 1203 or [email protected] .