Physical Environment

  • At Possum Place the physical environment contributes to the children’s wellbeing, independence and creativity. We provide a diverse range of experiences to promote children’s learning and development. The environment is facilitated to keep children safe and to reduce the risk of injuries.
  • In QA3 there are two standards that focus on the design of our facilities and the use of the physical environment to support children’s experiences.
  • We have a combination of both built and natural environments in both indoor and outdoor play spaces which is appropriately resourced and encourages play-based learning. Although our building is an older building, it is maintained to provide variety for children and also encourages children to become environmentally responsible. We utilise loose part play in planned and spontaneous learning experiences for children to investigate, explore, construct and use their creativity with a range of mediums.
  • We are proud of the ‘homely’ feel we create in the environment at Possum Place.
  • We have a ‘Service Inclusion Plan’ which supports inclusion with additional needs.
  • Sustainable practices is predominant within the centre, in particular recycling of materials, respect for the use of water, turning off lights when not in the room and putting rubbish in designated bins.