Learning Comes Naturally at Bottle Lake Preschool
The World Is Our Parkland
In Parklands, just a short drive from New Brighton and Burwood, there is a special place where local tamariki are learning about the world around them. At the Bottle Lake early childhood centre in Christchurch, we make learning fun, and we love to take your little ones outside to engage with the natural world.
Living In Paradise
At the Bottle Lake Kindergarten and Preschool Parklands, we know that learning about the natural environment is an essential part of becoming proactive members of the community. By encouraging our children to understand Papataunuku (Mother Nature) as part of who we are, they will grow up with a healthy appreciation of the beauty that surrounds us here in New Zealand. We are blessed with great parks, beaches and bushland, all rich with flora and fauna, that are accessible and generally very safe places to visit.
Time To Run!
Stretching our bodies and our minds is easy we when we get outside and there are plenty of educational opportunities right on our doorstep. Getting outside means we can connect with plants and animals, we can run, and we can make more noise. When we get our hands in the dirt out in the garden we learn about where our food comes from, and we learn skills that could one day help your tamariki feed their own little ones!
Curiosity is the force that drives us to learn, if we can direct that curiosity in healthy ways, we can grow children that are driven to protect our natural heritage because they feel connected to the world around them. At Bottle Lake childcare in Parklands we have a couple of great local places close by that we visit for excursions, one of these is Bottle Lake Forest Park. In here there are always thrushes, finches, blackbirds, sparrows, and silvereyes (tauhou) and sometimes, if we are lucky, we get to see grey warblers (riroriro) fantails (piwakawaka) and plvers – there is even talk that little owls frequent this exotic pine forest – maybe we should do a night excursion!
At Bottle Park Early Childhood Centre in Parklands, Christchurch we love to stretch our legs out in the community and get closer to nature. We offer 20 Hours ECE and this available for up to six hours a day, this means those tamariki between 3-5 attend free.
Get in touch today to learn about all the other great things we have planned, lets stay connected. Our Parklands childcare centre is a short drive from nearby surburbs Burwood and New Brighton.