There were two key outcomes of the consultation process.
First specific program information from participants.
The 10 program venues vary greatly in relation to
space, indoor and outdoor play equipment and cooking
facilities. The information gathered will guide equipment
purchasing to overcome the limitations of each program
and better meet children's needs.
Information on the age-appropriateness of program
activities was also gathered, for example, some older
children said they would like more physical activities,
such as outdoor games and excursions.
A key lesson was to ensure staff discussed each child's
picture so the child's interpretation was documented.
This was particularly important for younger children,
who were not able to support their picture with key
The consultation process was not formally evaluated.