These multi purpose units are easily accessible and can store, organise and present classroom resources ready for use. Not only can these units be used as an independent storage shelf , they can be combined with other units from the Versatek range to mark out different areas, acting as a room divider to create separate learning spaces. Students have the opportunity to collaborate, discuss, demonstrate, experiment, and reflect with others, using guided and/or independent learning- all while keeping the learning space neat and tidy. Cognitive thinking skills can be put to use as the child selects items required for each activity.
Creating autonomy and ease of access for children is so important to developing their sense of security and identity (LO1). Being low and at child height for access, this Australian-made Versatek storage unit allows for educators to provide experiences that children can make choice of without the need to rely on educators. This means that each child’s agency is promoted, enabling them to make choices and decisions that influence events and their world (QA1.2.3).
Looking for child care furniture or preschool furniture that creates an exciting and stimulating learning space? It is important to select suitable furniture for the classroom when setting up a childcare centre. That’s why Versatek is your answer!
Just how essential are block storage units in your classroom?
Block units allow and encourage children to have easy access to equipment, creating autonomy (LO 1.2 Children develop their emerging autonomy, inter-dependence, resilience and sense of agency) in their play.
They are child height and provide the option of more than one type of construction to be displayed. It gives the children an inviting aesthetic to the area and allows the children to easily make choices from the equipment available.
Try adding a variety of different resources to your block unit to coincide with the topic you are focusing on or the children are showing an interest on at any given time! Add wooden animals to your jungle theme with images in the back of your unit to stimulate this play!