Beach Playgroup Ricketts – Fridays

  • Beach Playgroup
     06/10/2023 - 15/12/2023
     10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for a beach playgroup program  (11 weeks) at Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary located on the traditional lands of the Bunurong people in Beaumaris. It’s the perfect place to introduce kids to the wonder of Victoria’s underwater marine life with sandstone platforms are home to an array of marine creatures and are excellent for rockpool exploration.

Our Beach Playgroup incorporates hands-on, child-led learning and sensory play through a range of nature-based activities, nature crafts, storytelling, songs and a rock pool exploring.

Eco Explorers bush playgroups are facilitated by qualified and experienced nature play educators (read more about our team here) . This beach playgroup is run by Kirsten, an environmental educator and primary school teacher who has extensive experience leading incursions and excursion for preschool aged children at Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary.

Our program has been developed to give your child optimum opportunity to build their gross motor and physical skills through movement 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.

Playgroup allows parents to disconnect from their busy lives (and technology) and re-connect with their child in nature. The sessions are relaxed and completely child led and parents are encouraged to follow their child’s lead.

Beach playgroup is an all weather outdoor playgroup so you need to make sure you bring appropriate weather protection and clothing. Our playgroup will only be cancelled in the event of an extreme weather warning; fire, storm, high temperatures and strong wind.

Ages: 0 – 3 years 

Beach Kids Forest School – Ages 3.5 – 6 years (BOOK HERE)

*Parents are responsible for their children at all times.


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