Play With Purpose

turtlePlay allows us to enjoy and become immersed in the moment. Play is a time when our minds and bodies lose track of time and inhibitions, allowing new ideas and thinking to be explored in an unbridled way. Play is more about the process and less about the end result.

Purposeful play allows us to develop our communication skills, empathy and relationship building, to explore new ideas, develop thinking and be curious.

For this reason, Thinkers.inq believes in play with purpose.

We see children as capable individuals, rather than people under construction. We believe that play should be deliberate, always creative and curious to welcome and inspire new ideas.

Play with Purpose is about bringing children and educators together in an environment that is fun, enjoyable and capacity-building to help them discover new things about themselves and the world around them.

Our educators are focused on identifying opportunities for ideas that can be investigated in a deeper way through play with purpose. They explore and apply literacy and numeracy wherever it has a place within play, to ensure a complete, holistic approach to learning creatively and critically.

Watch a short overview of what play with purpose means to children and families at Thinkers.inq.


Apply now about enrolment or contact us to further discuss how we can help.



'We absolutely love your centre and have nothing but praise for you all. Starting a new place brings with it some fears particularly with separation anxiety, but each day we have had no problems with drop-offs. We thought our daughter would be upset over separation again, but she and her brother are happy to go with no tears at all. That is amazing and shows the comfort and kindness you all show them.

The "word on the street" is what an amazing preschool you have, and I promise that we are adding to that with praise for all that you do.

Lisa    June 20, 2018  

Since sending our 3-year-old son to Thinkers.inq it has been wonderful to see his progress, they create a really positive environment for the kids! The learning strategies have supported his development and it is a pleasure to see his confidence and enthusiasm grow week on week. He is always excited to show and share with us the day’s activities. A great team that have created delightful surroundings accompanied by an excellent healthy food menu. We feel fortunate to be part of the Thinkers.inq family.

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Julie and Duncan    April 7, 2015  

I remember the sunny evening we visited Thinkers.inq. A space of possibility: colourful, creative and inspired. We absorbed a crafts corner with easels and brushes, a ‘corner store’, wooden furniture, cute picnic tables ready for pint-sized picnickers. Further inspection revealed the outdoor amphitheater, the organic gardens, fruit trees, handmade puzzles and high grade, integrated technology. No heavy reliance on plastic toys and ‘babysitting’ here!

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Tanya    April 2, 2015  

..I then heard about Thinkers.inq and from the first moment there I knew I had found what I was looking for our son. The family environment and warmth, the resources available, the inquiry based programming, the space and use of it and to just top it off the amazing healthy no ‘nasties’ food focus...

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Samantha    April 1, 2015