- 28/01/2020 - 24/03/2020
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Summer days filled with sunshine, picnics with friends and water sensory play are a few of the highlights for our summer bush playgroup program. What are you waiting for? Come and meet your tribe in 2020 at an Eco Explorers bush playgroup! Our beach and bush playgroup will be at Mount Martha (Balcombe Estuary) and McCrae beach (foreshore) for Term 1 and then move to Arthurs Seat in Term 2.
Our weekly playgroup program is the perfect place for families to gather and enjoy all the benefits that nature has to offer. We provide a gentle rhythm to our facilitated playgroups with a focus on sensory play, storytelling, song, craft, learning, unstructured play and plenty of opportunities to build gross motor skills through climbing, balancing and movement.
Eco Explorers bush playgroups are facilitated by qualified and experienced nature play educators (read more about our team here) that are highly skilled and knowledgeable in the area that they work in. Our Mornington Peninsula bush kindy kids program is led by Alison, a special needs teacher aid who has extensive experience and knowledge on the local area and is passionate about connecting the next generation of explorers to their land.
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. This time is as much for you as it is for your child. Our playgroups bring together a community of like-minded parents who understand the benefits of outdoor learning and play. The sessions are relaxed and completely child led and parents are encouraged to follow their child’s lead.
Bush playgroup is an all weather outdoor playgroup so you need to make sure you bring appropriate weather protection and clothing. Children and adults must wear closed footwear when walking in the bush, sun hats, sunscreen, wet weather gear, plenty of snacks and water and even a change of clothes for those muddy play days! Our playgroup will only be cancelled in the event of an extreme weather warning; fire, storm, high temperatures and strong wind.
Ages: 2 – 5 years (siblings under 14 months are welcome to attend for free).
*Parents are responsible for their children at all times. Please note, that this group does go out into the rock pools regularly so your child needs to be stable on their feet.
Please note that this playgroup session will move to a bush area in Term 2 & 3.