19/04/2021 - 21/06/2021
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join us weekly for our Bush Kindy Kids program (8 sessions) at Newport Lakes Reserve and a at the spectacular Jawbone Marine Sanctuary in Williamstown where our new roving kindy will be spending the morning bushwalking around the reserve and lake! Of course, we’ll be stopping along the way for morning tea, stories and games, plus plenty of learning about our natural environment. We’ll also be running a few sessions at Jawbone Marine Sanctuary this term.
Our Bush Kindy Kids program is specifically aimed at developing new and real-life skills as we introduce bush survival and bushcraft skills, how to confidently use and create with tools, establish early literacy and numeracy through storytelling and games and how to become custodians of the natural world through the development of their love of nature. Facilitators extend this learning by supporting opportunities for deep discussions during our sessions. Bush Kindy prepares children for the next stage of their lives and is a natural progression after Bush Playgroup with Eco Explorers.
Our Newport Lakes Bush Kindy Kids program is led by Penny, a certified level 3 Forest School leader, Primary School teacher and certified children’s yoga instructor.
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 reconnect with their child in nature. This time is as much for you as it is for your child.
Bush Kindy an all weather outdoor program so you need to make sure you bring and wear 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: 3.5 – 6 years (siblings under 14 months are welcome to attend for free).
*Parents are responsible for their children at all times.