Every Hub service has the inclusion of dedicated art space or ‘atelier’ where creativity and forward thinking is encouraged.
Ateliers are environments promoting knowledge and creativity, suggesting questions and generating evocations. It is a place where children can have agency and lead their own creative endeavours, in a space that is aloft with creative resources available at all times.
Children are afforded the opportunity to select their own equipment and are given the time and space to pack down and reset their resources.
We are intentional in transitioning children and families into the formal school space, easing them into a process that is unfamiliar and sometimes daunting. Childhood is a time for belonging, being and becoming, and this extends into the classroom. As early childhood educators, we assist this transition through sharing with our schools each child’s strengths, interests and learning dispositions, welcome a sharing of information between families, educators and teachers. We give children a voice in the transition process, and we work to link the EYLF with the Early Stage 1 syllabus.