Every Cuddles Childcare Centre in the Perth area is participating in the “Living Eggs” program. Feedback has been great so far and everyone loves it, from the staff to the children to the parents.
What is Living Eggs?
Living Eggs is a program that has been in Australia going on twenty years. Live eggs are provided and nurtured through hatching as chicks. Child care centres, schools and care homes in Perth and throughout Australia are thrilled with the Living Eggs program and rebook year after year.
How Does Living Eggs Work?
Each facility or school receives a Living Eggs kit. The kit includes living eggs in their embryonic state, an incubator to ensure hatching and a brooder box. The eggs are delivered at the time when they are most likely to hatch successfully, 2-3 days before their “due date.”
The incubator is a special incubator that is designed for viewing in a classroom. The temperature is controlled to a tenth of a degree with a high-accuracy, electronic thermostat. This allows for optimum hatching conditions. The incubator is built in a way that every stage of hatching can be viewed in the classroom.
The brooder box has feed, a heat light, bedding and a waterer, allowing the chicks to thrive under full view of the class and teachers.
Why We Like Living Eggs
Living Eggs is a tried and true program that has received great feedback. Their rebooking rate may be unsurpassed. One of the things we pride ourselves on here at Cuddles Childcare Centres is to provide your child with access to a wide range of diverse experiences. We want those experiences to be educational and fun. We also want them to be something they can’t get at home.
Living Eggs is an experience that teaches children about biology, but without the tedium of studying. Instead, they get to see the wonder of new life pecking its way out of an egg. They get to learn about the life cycle in a way that fills them with awe and appreciation of nature and its processes.
In addition, Living Eggs tells us that all chicks are humanely treated and that everything from the top to the bottom of their operation, from sourcing to relocation, are 100% ethical.
The Proof is in the Results
Everyone loves Living Eggs. It is one of the highlights of the year for the staff. It is an experience that the children remember for a lifetime. One of the more fulfilling aspects is that the parents experience it with their children. Even the busiest, most harried and overworked parents can’t help but smile when they watch a chick peep out of an egg with their children.
It also stimulates discussion between parents and children and is a perfect opportunity for the parent to be involved in the child’s educational process. As with a lot of our “learning through play” experiences at Cuddles Childcare Centres in the Perth area, Living Eggs is so much fun that it is nothing like what “learning” will soon be in regular school.
Kids learn basic biological concepts because they are part of a fun, unforgettable experience. They are reinforced by experiencing the birth of the chicks for themselves and seeing them eat as babies. Anything a child learns that is piggy-backed onto a unique, memorable, fun experience sticks with them for life.
How Living Eggs Fits into What We Do
At each Cuddles Childcare Centre, we strive to help your children learn by having fun and being engaged with their surroundings. Science has proven that children learn the most efficiently through play. The Government agrees and has developed the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), acknowledging how children learn more when playing.
We have booked Living Eggs program to commence at the following dates:
- Cuddles Carlisle – 20th April – 1st May
- Cuddles St James – 28th April – 8th May
- Cuddles Bertram – 4th May – 15th May
Consequently, we fill your child’s days with fun activities like Jessie’s Art Time, Shake ‘n’ Bake, Messy Play, Jolly Phonics, Happy Feet Fitness, Junior Soccer Goals and Friday Fun Day.
To learn more about all of the fun activities we provide to help children learn and develop through play, contact your closest Cuddles Childcare Centre in the Perth area.