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Meal Times at Sustainable Play Preschool

Recently at Sustainable Play Preschool, we had the opportunity to learn from Valerie Gent from ‘Let’s Eat! Feeding Therapy’ and...

Why do we include soy in our plant-based menu?

When we first released our menu in January 2021, questions arose around the topic of soy. Isn't soy suspicious? Doesn't...

Best Edible Australian Native Plants for the School Garden (Part 1)

All around the world, school gardens dedicate growing areas for native plants.  The Australian Native Plants Society defines "native plant"...

Why plant-based? Launching our sustainable Autumn + Winter menu

Yes, you read that right.  Our pre-school menu is 100% plant-based, entirely free of animal products, and most importantly highly…

Sustainable Play Workshops

Join us for Sustainable Play Workshops this March!Meet members of our amazing staff for engaging workshops on cooking, gardening, sensory...

8 Preschool Garden Themes with Activities

It's a beautiful experience teaching preschoolers in the garden and watching them connect with nature. However, the playful, exploratory nature...

Chaos or meaningful learning through Unstructured Play?

What does unstructured play mean? Some may interpret unstructured play as disorderly, unorganised, unregulated, without formal organisation or structure. At…

Top 15 Plants to Grow in the School Garden

Every growing space in the school garden contains precious soil, plants, and opportunities for learning. Often our dreams of bountiful...

A very merry planet friendly plant-based Christmas BBQ!

The silly season is upon us. This means hot days, the beach or the pool (or both),  time with family…

A Sustainable Construction

We are getting close to the finish line!  In our last construction blog post we outlined our approach to a…

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Sustainable Play Preschool, located in Barnsley, NSW, provides high-quality child care for preschool aged children, 3-6 years, in the Lake Macquarie and Newcastle area. We are a small day care centre with sustainability at the heart of our mission, teaching children environmentally friendly and regenerative routines as they engage in our play-based, child-directed curriculum. We encourage nature play and connection with gardening and cooking classes (with garden produce) as well as invite them to spend time outdoors in our bush kindy program and large outdoor nature areas at the centre. Meals and snacks are included in our daily fees and follow a nutritious, colorful, dietitian approved plant-based menu.