WELCOME TO
THE MANINAS ROOMS

It’s all go-go-go in our Maninas rooms. We love the non-stop energy and creativity of this age group! We have two beautiful, distinct spaces, divided by age category. Our “Mini Maninas” room is comprised of children closer to the 2 year old milestone, and our and “Big Maninas” includes those closer to 3 who are gearing up to go into the preschool room next year.

At Mirabelle, we follow a Reggio approach to education, which means we encourage your child to lead their own learning. This generally means heaps of time spent in our Reggio inspired art spaces or on the large outdoor deck overlooking the lush green hills of Bangalow! This space is where your little one will find everything they need to express their unique way of seeing the world.

We understand that young children are full of energy, so interactive exchanges, collaboration, and hands-on projects are designed to capture your little one’s interests!

Our Maninas are actively learning about their feelings, emotions, and forming new friendships. For this reason, project work is also designed to encourage teamwork where children work towards a common goal, socially interact, increase their feelings of empathy, and feel a real sense of community!

Outdoor play is a big part of healthy growth, learning, development, and wellbeing, which is why we have designed an innovative shop (which will be transformed daily) to encourage social interactions and nurture the imagination. This space is where expressive language allows them to think about how they see the world and their place in it!

Toddlers love to learn from the bigger ones too, therefore, opportunities to engage with sustainable practice will be designed to visit the preschool gardens where the children will help water the veggie patch, observe growth, nurture, and harvest as well as feed the chooks in our chicken coop! This outdoor space will provide endless opportunities to hatch their curiosity and engage with inquisitive hands-on learning! Which comes first, the chicken or the egg?

Daily visits also encourage a smooth and effortless transition when it’s their turn to step up into the preschool space and get ready for big school.

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MANINAS
FACILITIES

Our main learning areas are light & spacious. There is a large deck where your child can play with friends or sink into a beanbag and enjoy story-time in the shade. Our garden area has been designed to encourage imaginative play and incorporates our custom tree fort/cubbyhouse, market stall, log water feature, and covered deck with heaps of space to run around.

THEIR DAILY
RHYTHM & ROUTINES

We believe you’re never too young to play an active part in a sustainable future.  This means your toddler will learn about recycling, saving water, and reducing energy use.  They’ll help care for the veggies and herb gardens too!

We believe the environment is the third teacher in our Reggio approach. Open, free-flowing, bright comfy spaces, stimulating resources, and lots of room for play invite the children to explore infinite possibilities of their inner and outer worlds.  Imagine your toddler believing they have the power and potential to construct their own learning!

Another star feature is our child-led project work designed to offer many opportunities for the children to share their ideas, opinions and make connections on their learning journey.

Promote their individuality & independence

Promote their individuality & independence

Develop a strong sense of belonging

Develop a strong sense of belonging

Build positive, healthy relationships

Build positive, healthy relationships

Encourage language development

Encourage language development

Develop problem-solving skills

Develop problem-solving skills

  • “We are so excited for Tom to start at Mirabelle, we love how the center is totally plastic free, and they grow all their own veggies for the little ones to eat!”

    Sarah Byron Bay