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Kurburoo Kindergarten is another Maroondah kinder which is nestled in a natural parkland.

This one is called Warranwood Reserve and has a playground, under cover area and walking tracks throughout it.

When we arrived at Kurboroo …

we headed straight outside …

where the children were enjoying the late morning sunshine.

The last few days of Autumn!.

Some of their trees were very bright with their autumnal colours …

the leaves making a beautiful sight …

as they scattered on the ground.

Their yard is very natural and beautiful …

with plenty of gross motor equipment positioned beneath a pair of large shade sails …

which along with this huge paved, pergola area …

means the children are able to play outside …

all year round!

Kurburoo, like so many other kinder’s we’ve visited, has a thriving veggie patch.

They also have a large sensory garden curved around the amphitheatre …

and what a great amphitheatre it is!

They have a great digging patch …

even a frog bog.

Children were very busy in the large sandpit.

We liked the use of large rocks, logs …

sand stone and native grasses…

which delineated the sandpit and digging patch.

As over the years we often struggle to have natural lawn survive the rigours of children and our hot Australian summers …

we have noticed a few kinders are putting down artificial lawn as they have here at Kurburoo.

It is proving very effective in large spaces …

and the smaller nooks and crannies too.

As outdoor play is often very messy play, it was great to see the outdoor basin with washing and drinking taps.

After a while we wandered inside with some children who showed us some mystery jars which were full of rice and hiding an assortment of plastic animals. Similar to the I spy bottles we made recently.

They discovered some torches covered in cellophane which they shone onto a white board …

then learned that they could also hold up different coloured paddles in front of the light and create a new colour.

We liked the way this imaginative play space was set up over two levels.

This old drawer made a great sand tray.

We love seeing lots of natural materials being incorporated into indoor imaginative play.

Kurboroo is a lovely spacious room …

with lots of natural light due to their abundance of beautiful floor to ceiling windows.

They also have lots of cosy play areas …

where the children …

can freely explore …

and create!

As we’ve noticed, in all the places we have visited, the children’s art work …

is respectfully displayed …

with pride …

all around the room.

When the children came in to gather just before home time …

Julie gave them each a shaker and they sang one of our favourites, “Tickly Rain”.  As this was a three year old group, the use of shakers rather than asking the children to tickle their friends backs, was a great adaptation.

Kurboroo Kindergarten run three and four year old programs.

Kurboroo Kindergarten is situated on Bemboka Road, Warranwood, in the City of Maroondah. Melways reference 36 D9.

This information has been added to our Education Directory page.

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6 Responses to “kurburoo kindergarten”

  1. Scott says:

    I loved seeing the autumn colors – as we are gearing up for hot summer.

    That outdoor space is wonderful.

    ::: Scott, Sherry and I were talking about Melbourne’s magnificent autumn colours yesterday as we wondered around a beautiful park up in the Mt. Dandenong Ranges, east of Melbourne, where the colours were absolutely breathtaking! As for Kurboroo’s outdoor playspace, it is beautiful … It’s come a long way from the days when my eldest daughter and son attended kindergarten there that’s for sure!!! 🙂 🙂

  2. SquiggleMum says:

    What a gorgeous outdoor space!

    ::: It certainly is Cath – really gorgeous! 🙂 🙂

  3. Bex says:

    That amphitheatre is amazing…. the potential for use as a stage for shows, dancing, singing, for group times, for discussions, for music, for hanging out and chatting LOVE IT!!!! 🙂

    ::: Ooooh yeah … I think it was our favourite too Bex! 🙂 🙂

  4. Alex Ludd says:

    All the back to nature money can buy.

  5. Shauna says:

    I would love to know if they have any frogs in their frog bog and if they had any tips for setting one up!!

    ::: Well Shauna we can tell you they DO have frogs in their frog bog!!! You might like to email the staff at Kurboroo for some tips or you may find this document helpful … http://www.actwild.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/frog_gardening_guide.pdf 🙂 🙂

  6. holly says:

    hi it looks like you have been up to alot of things this year!!!!