Although we emphasise the nature-based program and never stop children from touching or exploring mud, composting or patting the animals; we have a duty of care to ensure children's health and safety, as well as follow certain standards.
In the video below, you can notice one of the methods we use to wash our hands before leaving the Narragunnawali garden.
As discussed in the previous post mixing age groups provides many benefits. This can be easily observed in the video where older children assist and guide younger peers on hand-washing. The children are seen as capable and provided with a sense of agency. With little to no guidance from educators, children prove to be our co-learners rather than blindly following instructions.