Big Bear Academy is a brand new innovative childcare centre located in the heart of Macquarie Fields. It has been professionally built and designed by architectural experts who have developed leading early learning centres across Australia.
At Big Bear Academy we are proud of our state of the art Early Learning centre because it has been specifically designed to enhance all areas of a child’s development including social, emotional, physical and mental growth. Our centre creates an environment that encourages a child’s creative skills where they are able to grow at their own pace and in their own way while making long-lasting relationships with other children and our team of bright and enthusiastic Early Learning educators.
Our two playrooms BOOBOO (2-3-year-olds) and YOGI (3-6-year-olds) have been designed to allow a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor learning environments so children have the ability to ‘free flow’ providing a richer learning experience. Each room has unique circular learning strategies which are implemented in conjunction with their milestone development.
Our natural outdoor area is one of a kind. Being outdoors and in nature is associated with a myriad of benefits for children including better physical, mental and emotional health as it is a diverse environment allowing children to create a positive connection with the natural world. The natural environment is constantly changing providing ample opportunities for our children to explore and learn, asking questions, observing and experimenting. Our outdoor area is large and interactive, so children are able to climb, jump, run and balance not only encouraging muscle development but also their motor skills and risk assessment.
Our children are also learning how to be environmentally friendly by participating in ‘Big Bear Academy’s planting program’ where children are responsible for their own plants, empowering children to be aware of the natural environment and the role they can play.
Daily schedules are specifically designed by our knowledgeable team of Early Learning educators. Each day is unique and carefully mapped to allow for the right balance of structured/free play, incursions/excursions and indoor/outdoor play to ensure we optimize a child’s learning experience.
To keep our children healthy, we serve five nutritious meals including breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a late snack. All meals are cooked fresh daily on site by our chef in our commercial kitchen.