- 04/02/2019 - 01/04/2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join us for a weekly beach kids program (8 sessions) at Red Rocks Beach & Oswin Roberts Reserve in Phillip Island, surrounded by stunning rock pools, volcanic rocks, marine life and diverse bushland. Children will get to explore and learn about our marine/wildlife life and how to care for it.
Our Beach/Bush kindy program for children aged 3 -6 years is specifically aimed at developing and learning new skills through nature-based activities, Indigenous/Australian stories, learning about ecosystems, habitats, fossils, and beach/bush walks exploring and learning about the local rockpools, it’s habitats and history. The children will also be introduced to the use of tools in an age-appropriate and safe environment.
This Beach kids is led by Nadine, an early childhood educator who has over 10 years experience working as an Education Ranger at the Phillip Island Nature Park. She combines her passion for tourism and extensive knowledge of the local area with her love of working with children.
Our program has been developed to give your child optimum opportunity to build their gross motor and physical skills through climbing, balancing, walking and fine motor skills during our craft activities. Research clearly shows that the more time your child spends in nature, the better they are prepared for school, both physically and emotionally.
It’s also a time for parents to disconnect from their busy lives (and technology) and re-connect with their child in nature. This time is as much for you as it is for your child. Our bush kids program brings together a community of like-minded parents who are supportive and welcoming.
Our program is an all weather outdoor playgroup so you need to make sure you bring appropriate weather protection and clothing. Children must have closed footwear when walking in the bush, sun hats, sunscreen, wet weather gear, plenty of snacks and water and a change of clothes. Our playgroup will only be cancelled in the event of an extreme weather warning; fire, storm, high temperatures and strong wind.
Ages: 3 – 6 years (kinder & homeschool welcome)
*Parents are responsible for their children at all times.
(Monday 11th March is a PUBLIC HOLIDAY so there is no session on this day)