Guardian Childcare & Education

The Sky’s the Limit with Export Park’s Weekly Airport Excursions

21st May 2018

Export Park Early Learning Centre excursions

Uniquely located near Adelaide airport, children at Export Park Childcare Centre are in the exciting position to experience various aspects of the airport within walking distance.

Every Tuesday children from the “Waddlers” room get the opportunity to participate in an excursion to the airport. To give all children in the room the chance to visit the airport, Centre Manager Toni Shatwell says, “Each week eight different children go on the excursion so that at least once a month every child has had a turn. The educators also take alternate turns so that they too can have an outing.”

Utilising the eye-catching mega-pram, the children don yellow vests and hats and are safely buckled into the pram before heading off. While walking to the airport children are enthusiastic, excited and verbally communicate with each other and educators as they point out things that interest them. From the many modes of transport they see including, cars, trucks, buses, motorbikes and bicycles, to seeing planes take off and land, the journey to the airport is an adventure in itself!

Export Park Early Learning Centre excursions

The children also meet a range of people on their excursions to the airport. Toni says, “The security staff are extremely helpful and are so excited to see us. They approach us, talk to the children and also wave to them. Many of the children respond by waving or smiling and others are very shy.”

“Many airport workers drive under the tunnel of the building and as they drive past they wave to us. Passengers also get off of the smaller planes and wave to us as they walk into the airport. People at the airport enjoy coming to have a chat with us and ask many questions about our excursion.”

Going on excursions is a fantastic opportunity for children to develop their sense of identity, experience the community around them and have a lot of fun (while learning a lot) outside the walls of the centre. The excursions at Export Park Childcare Centre really are air-ventures for the children!

Learn more about Export Park Childcare Centre

To find out more about this early learning centre in Adelaide and to book yourself in for a tour, head here.


Top Recent Articles


Guardian Childcare & Education brand refresh news

Guardian Has Some Exciting Projects Launching in 2019

In Conversation with Monique Dowd Centre Manager of Taringa

In Conversation with Amanda Ruddock Centre Manager of St Clair

In the Kitchen: Elaine’s Coconut, Quinoa and Oat Cereal Bar Recipe

In Conversation with Megan Burgess Centre Manager of Blackburn Village

Archives


2021

2020

2019

  • June 2019 (6)
  • May 2019 (1)
  • January 2019 (1)
  • 2018

  • December 2018 (2)
  • November 2018 (3)
  • October 2018 (4)
  • September 2018 (3)
  • August 2018 (4)
  • July 2018 (9)
  • June 2018 (9)
  • May 2018 (7)
  • April 2018 (6)
  • March 2018 (8)
  • February 2018 (7)
  • January 2018 (9)
  • 2017

  • December 2017 (10)
  • November 2017 (13)
  • October 2017 (12)
  • September 2017 (13)
  • August 2017 (15)
  • July 2017 (14)
  • June 2017 (18)
  • May 2017 (23)
  • April 2017 (17)
  • March 2017 (28)
  • February 2017 (22)
  • January 2017 (5)
  • 2016

  • December 2016 (4)
  • June 2016 (1)
  • May 2016 (1)
  • March 2016 (2)
  • February 2016 (2)
  • January 2016 (1)
  • 2015

  • July 2015 (1)
  • Looking for the right Childcare Centre for your Family?

    Submit your details and a member of our Concierge Team will be in touch to discuss what you need and how we can help you experience something more than childcare.

    We'll be in touch soon.

    ENTER YOUR DETAILS