Enhancements to the outdoor space allowed the pre-school to increase their numbers and opening days, so that they are now at capacity, attracting children from the other villages within Cabonne Shire. The project was implemented in two phases: the front garden completed in 2015; and the northern garden in 2017.
The character of the two gardens vary to create active and passive play spaces. The design of the front garden had to maintain the use of the space for ANZAC day and other memorial services, so incorporated sensory planting such as herbal tea, fruit and vegetable patches and trellis, black boards integrated into the fence, timber seating/ stepping logs, murals and boulder features.
The active play northern garden contains many bespoke play elements such as: mud kitchen; wet-dry creek bed; sunken sculptural timber play area with fiddlestick balancing & stepping logs, talk tubes, re-used slide; pop-pom mirror garden; and watering can flower garden. The timber deck which extends from the building with seating steps provides an outdoor space for teaching, activities and eating.