Month: May 2011

Great ideas for Water Play in Early Childhood settings

This blog has some great ideas for early childhood settings. The following thread focuses on water play: http://progressiveearlychildhoodeducation.blogspot.com/search/label/water%20play

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Mary Jeavons to present at seminar. Outdoor Play – Risky Business

Early Childhood Seminar – “Outdoor Play – Risky Business” 2 June 2011 Mary Jeavons will jointly present  with early childhood specialist Prue Walsh and educator Sue Elliot at a seminar titled Outdoor Play – Risky Business organised by Play Australia in Caulfield. The purpose of the seminar is to explore, the benefits of risks and challenges in outdoor play, the importance of nature, and design ideas for outdoor play environments in early childhood settings.

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Our Team

Jeavons staff playing on a giant space net after Christmas lunch.

We are currently employ a close knit team of 12 staff with a range of expertise and with qualifications in landscape architecture, design, horticulture, ecology, industrial design, fine art, education & architecture. We love our work and feel our enthusiasm and dedication shines through into all of our projects. Check us out on our Team Page .

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Sustainable Schools

We support sustainable schools and aim to design landscapes for schools that encourage students to care for and learn about the environment. Outdoor play at school provides children with a significant opportunity to develop a relationship with place and schoolgrounds are a formative site in each child’s development and we therefore advocate for the inclusion of a range of natural spaces including sensory gardens, habitat, rain gardens & wetlands, kitchen gardens &

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Working with Artists

There are a number of artists we frequently work with to develop unique and site specific custom designs.

Herbert Jercher from Hapi is a sound artist and pioneer in the design of sound sculptures, installations and acoustic systems. He has created a range of unique sound sculptures for use in special schools and public spaces.edit. James & Dorelle from Honeyweather & Speight will often collaborate with Jeavons on the creation of custom designed sculptural elements in mediums as diverse as concrete,

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