Environment

Little Footprints believes that the whole world is created by God. We believe the world around us reveals the nature and power of God and that it is important for children to be taught to respect it.

We believe that the whole world is a potential curriculum for children. We aim to acknowledge and support the interests that emerge from the daily lives of the children. We aim at doing this by incorporating children’s social worlds into the curriculum to provide opportunities for children to engage in meaningful experiences that are relevant to them.

Little Footprints recognises the importance of creating a sustainable environment for children to learn and grow in. Children are taught concepts linking to sustainability such as reduce, reuse and recycle. Children enjoy watching plants and vegetables grow in our garden and are challenged to look after the environment we live in, doing our part for a sustainable future.

We understand that children often develop their ideas and understandings from the information presented to them by the significant adults in their lives. As we are one of these significant adults, we have a responsibility to present a positive approach to the environment and teach them about God’s creations.

Little Footprints believes that learning environments are welcoming spaces when they reflect and enrich the lives and identities of children and families participating in the setting and respond to their interests and needs. Our Service will cater for different capacities and learning styles and invite children and families to contribute ideas, interests and questions (EYLF).