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Experience Heal Country in TG's Award-Winning Gardens

At TG's, we acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which we are located, the people of the Anaiwan nation and extend that acknowledgement to elders past and present and all Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people. 


Sustainability is boosted with TG's Heal Country commitment


TG's Child Care is a fun, loving and nurturing place for children to play, grow and learn. Our purpose is to create, develop and encourage independent young minds that embrace collective thinking with their peers. This is where they experience life-long learning, where they continue Playing it Forward long after they have left TG's.

Sustainability runs through everything we do at TG's - from our award-winning gardens to our Heal Country commitment, we are fostering values, attitudes, skills and behaviours that support sustainable development.


Learning with and in Nature


TG's has a nature-based early childhood environment that is nurturing, natural, safe and secure where children feel free to explore, play, live and learn.

Our award-winning outdoor gardens and playspaces are recognised Australia-wide and have been carefully designed to assist the children's social, emotional, cognitive, creative, passive and active development.


These exciting and dynamic places allow children to explore and develop. There are opportunities to challenge and support their fine and gross motor skills, encourage social and emotional intelligence, engage in active and passive play as well as build curiosity while they interact with their peers and educators.


Toddler playing ball with TG´s Educator in outdoor gardens

Exploring nature is part of our sustainability practices. It builds a foundation of values for making the world a better place. Children are trusted to be gentle gardeners and they learn how to take care of the vegetables in TG's gardens.


Heal Country is our Commitment


Across TG´s centres, Heal Country is an important commitment.

TG´s Urangan has been incorporating Butchulla culture into our curriculum where the children go on fortnightly Beach and Bush Kindy Excursions. They explore and listen to stories from the Butchulla culture on their walks. Butchulla's three lores align beautifully with TG's sustainability values (social, economic and environmental) and helps support the children's learning journeys.

Through these indigenous programmes, the children learn about the Heal Country commitment and they feel pride in their responsibility in taking care of their environment. Children learn how a single action on their part can impact others.


On excursions to see K’Gari (Fraser Island) Fisherman's Park, the children explore the sand and sea life and we learn a special little mantra - “We only leave footprints”. They learn to respect and take care of the ocean to keep it clean and free from rubbish.

At TG´s Wauchope centres, artist Jamie Donovan has created beautiful aboriginal murals telling the story of all the families and their journeys as they travel to TG´s every day. The traditional Gathang Language (language of the Birrbay, Warrimay and Guringay people) has been incorporated into the murals, as well as the totems from the region in the community. He has even jazzed up the Educators´ shirts, so they carry Heal Country with them wherever they go!



TG´s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is a formal statement of commitment to reconciliation and outlines a whole-scale approach to driving reconciliation by building relationships, respect and opportunities throughout TG's and with our community.


Angela Roberts from The Bunya Land Council visited the children, sharing her knowledge of the local areas and stories and meaning behind special places such as the Bago mountain. The children went on a visit to the beautiful Cowarra Dam where they observed beautiful sculptures created by local Aboriginal artists.


NAIDOC week is something TG's children look forward to, with activities such as nature weaving, bush tucker, aboriginal art, paintings and music. The children´s understanding of aboriginal culture is a thoroughly sensory one, where they can experience the richness of it through smell, touch, sight and sound.


TG's Uralla tells aboriginal stories every fortnight where the children learn about respecting, honouring and celebrating First People's cultures and contributions.


Educators at TG's Armidale have been proudly wearing their beautiful shirts featuring Nick Levy´s amazing artwork. For each of the rooms in TG's Armidale, the children do an acknowledgment to country throughout the day. TG's educators are given support to teach the children about Aboriginal culture. An Aboriginal Early Years Support worker from Pathfinders comes in fortnightly to spend time with the children, sharing with them stories about Aboriginal culture.


At TG's, children are Playing it Forward in so many different ways.


What we do today impacts how our world will be tomorrow. And every child at TG's is lovingly supported and celebrated to share their gifts for a better future.



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TG's Child Care locations and contact details:


Urangan QLD

+61 (07) 4184 2282 | urangan@tgschildcare.com.au

61 Miller St, Urangan, QLD 4655


Armidale NSW

+61 (02) 6772 7810 | armidale@tgschildcare.com.au

11 Samuelson Crescent, Armidale NSW 2350


Uralla NSW

+61 (02) 6778 3369 | uralla@tgschildcare.com.au

23B John St, Uralla NSW 2358


Wauchope - Hastings St NSW

33B Hastings St, Wauchope NSW 2446


Wauchope - High St NSW

+61 (02) 6585 3331 | HighStreet@tgschildcare.com.au

223A High St, Wauchope NSW 2446


Wauchope - Riverbreeze NSW

+61 (02) 6585 2981 | riverbreeze@tgschildcare.com.au

3 Riverbreeze Drive, Wauchope NSW 2446


 

Book a Play Date with TG's Child Care at Urangan, QLD

 

About TG's Child Care

As one of Australia's leading early learning Preschool and Long Day Care providers, TG's Child Care is dedicated to its philosophy of “Quality Lifelong Learning, where Playing is Learning for Life.” Children attending TG's Child Care are encouraged to experience a love and joy of learning throughout their time there and are equipped with skills and tools to continue their personal growth long after they’ve left.


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