Calm and Peaceful Rest Time at Arkie
At Arkie, we are exploring the benefits of outdoor sleeping at rest time for children to enjoy. We give the children the opportunity to choose whether they would like to sleep or rest outdoors…it is their choice. We offer this to our older children aged 2 to 5 years, as the younger children have different often individual sleep patterns.
This concept is quite new in Australia. However, in Scandinavian countries such as Sweden, it is widely practiced and has been for many years. It is not unusual to see babies, wrapped in blankets and beanies to cope with the European winter, outside in their prams enjoying their afternoon nap.
Our designated outdoor sleep area is covered and secure and it is in a space where the children are protected from the elements, yet still able to enjoy the fresh air.