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We were invited back to Jell’s Park Preschool In the City of Monash as last time we were there we were restricted to photographing and chatting about their playground (which is lovely!) but couldn’t get a good feel for the inside as we were running a workshop and had all our stuff everywhere!

They recently purchased some new furniture including chairs of different sizes and some snazzy tables that you can put at varying heights – very versatile – and were keen for us to come back and see it in its new glory.

When we walked in the door we felt that we had been transported into outer space!

The children were having a ball in the space obstacle course in the ‘black hole’ area of the room.

We liked how they had to write their names on a list if they wanted to go in, they could have five goes, then they needed to remove their names so others knew there was space for them.

They had black playdough with large speckled marbles resembling planets …

with blow up planets hanging up above …

and some very cute paper plate astronauts.

They were creating rockets and outer space collages …

and had a very popular space puzzle area which was on the floor (children love being down low) due to the puzzle table being temporarily taken over for cooking.

The children very kindly made us some yummy biscuits for morning tea.

Not everyone was involved in exploring space as we saw the ever popular blocks being used by a busy group…

while tea was being taken in the toadstool corner under soft rainbow coloured fabrics and a mosquito net…

using this delightful bamboo teaset…

Children happily played in a sensory tub of salt…

and check out their cosy library corner – don’t you just want to snuggle down on those cushions with a good book?

We always played a lot of classical music amongst others genres to our children …

and it was great to see these children responding really quickly to the music of Mozart when it was time to pack up for some group time and morning tea …

and boy did they pack up fast!

We were able to have a quick look outside before coming in to munch on our warm, freshly baked biscuits …

and noticed they had added to the fairy garden in their dry creek bed area since our last visit.

It was nice to revisit their playground again.

We love their boat …

and how sweet is this mosaic table?

It was great to see everything in the garden was looking lush and fresh and green …

and somewhat enchanting.

Thank you Lauren for asking us to revisit your lovely preschool …

and thank you children for the delicious morning tea!

Jells Park Preschool is at 37 Petronella Avenue, Wheelers Hill. Victoria (Melway Reference 71K8)

This information has been added to our Education Directory – Under ‘City of Monash’.


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8 Responses to “education directory – jell’s park revisited”

  1. avatar Bianca says:

    I love love love all the toad stools! I have and old cable wheel ready for a splash of red paint but do you know where all the others came from? BTH those mosaics are magnificent also :) :) :) Thank you.

    ::: Bianca the inside toadstools came from (Director) Lauren’s mothers gift shop and the small concrete staue you can pick up at garden supply stores or places like Bunnings. As for the mosaic … they were made by Lauren herself!!! :) :)


  2. That space obstacle course is amazing – what fun. And the toadstools add a delightful touch of magic. Thank you for bringing us another wonderful centre :)

    ::: Oh man Jenny, they had an absolute blast in the obstacle course, and you’re right … the toadstool set is amazing! :) :)
    BTW … We LOVE sharing other peoples centres with you guys too!


  3. what a colorful, magical, imaginative learning environment! the outdoors area is especially wonderful. so many sweet details like the bridge, the fairy garden chimes, mosaic table, rowboat, and toadstool furniture. i bet the children love going here, and i bet the teachers love teaching here, too!

    ::: Thank you Puppy Love Princess. It certainly is a lovely learning environment and the children and staff are having a great and happy year together. :) :)

  4. avatar Lorrelle says:

    Thank you for showcasing this inspiring kindergarten.
    Congratulations to the teachers, families and children of Jells Park Preschool.
    :-)
    Lorrelle

    ::: Thanks Lorrelle! :) :)

  5. avatar Wendy Ferguson says:

    Hello Lauren

    The yard and new furniture to great….spectacular actually. You have all worked so hard! Well done.

    Wendy Ferguson

    ::: Lauren will be chuffed to hear that Wendy! :) :)


  6. ah!!! i want to go to there!

    ::: Hahaha … It is lovely isn’t it PLP!? :) :)

  7. avatar Gaylor says:

    Wow what a great centre so inspired. I’m hoping my Dad will make me some mini toadstools for my room. So much space in the room very lucky…

    ::: Thanks Gaylor and here’s hoping your Dad can indeed do that for you … so exciting! :) :)

  8. avatar Rachael says:

    I loved all the individual areas, especially the space obstacle course, the toadstool tea area and the library. They seem to have such a lovely BIG area. I would love more space myself! ( and where is this gift shop of mum’s?)

    ::: Rachael I will look into the name of the shop and let you know … It just so happens that I am working with Lauren at Jell’s Park Preschool today!!! :) :)

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