STATE OF THE ART
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 to flourish. The centre provides children the capacity to grow at their own pace and in their own way, all the while making long-lasting relationships with other children and our team of enthusiastic Early Learning educators.
Our two playrooms, BOO BOO (16 months to 3-year-olds) and YOGI (3 to 6-year-olds) were designed to allow a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor learning environments so children can ‘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 range of benefits for children including improved physical, mental and emotional health. Spending meaningful time outside allows 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, ask questions, observe and experiment. Our outdoor area is large and interactive, so children can climb, jump, run and balance not only encouraging muscle development but also their motor skills and risk assessment.
Our centre proudly highlights the creative work of our children, creating a colourful and engaging environment and encouraging a sense of pride in the activities that they participate in. We offer a range of resources that entice the children to learn, investigate and use their imagination. Everything from arts and crafts, toys, books, dress ups, sensory play, educational tools.
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.