For Parents

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UOW’s Early Start Discovery Space is a place where children and families learn and grow together through purposeful play.

What children get out of their visit is, in large part, determined by the amount and quality of time spent together in meaningful activities with their parents and carers.

We know that parents are the first teachers, and first friend, in a young child’s life. At the Discovery Space, we encourage and nurture learning opportunities between parents and children by providing a stimulating and engaging learning environment for exploring, discovering and learning together.

We also think children and their accompanying adults should have the freedom be creative in own learning adventures each time they visit – no need for signage or staff to tell you how to play! All we ask is that you play safe, help keep the space tidy and clean, and share the joy of learning with each other.

Our belief, supported by research, is that learning is lifelong and that children learn best through play. After each visit, we hope that you will take some of your learning ideas back home and continue to discover and find joy in learning.