PE4k Childcare Learning Environments

PE4K Centres are purpose-built for children. The rooms are spacious, light and airy. When children walk into a room, they can immediately see the play possibilities, find a comfortable place to be with friends, or simply read a book. Children learn best in environments where information and materials are presented to them in an organised manner. Every item has its place so children can access the wide range of resources, toys and books, and then simply put them away when they are finished. Older children can also leave incomplete projects, such as construction, and return to them when they are ready – an important consideration in encouraging second-phase thinking.

The outdoor areas are shady, and children have a wide range of choices such as riding bikes, climbing, playing in the mud-kitchens, gardening, digging in the sandpit, or sitting quietly.