- 11/10/2019 - 20/12/2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join us for a weekly bush kindy program (11 sessions) where families gather to enjoy all the benefits that nature has to offer at Braeside Park, an oasis of parkland nestled in a suburban sandbelt south-east of Melbourne which consists of woodlands and wetlands, offering plenty of space to explore and play.
Our Bush Kindy program for children aged 3 1/2 + years is specifically aimed at developing and learning new skills through bush crafts, Indigenous/Australian stories and bush walks that inspires a develop love and deep connection to nature and encourages the use of gross motor skills through climbing, balancing and building. We investigate a different topic each week like dragonflies, seeds, frogs, sticks, feathers, nests etc. Each term a different theme too from Spring Changes, Life Cycles, Indigenous stories, local history and culture, marine ecosystems etc.
The children will also be introduced to the use of tools in an age-appropriate and safe environment. This Bush Kids program is led by Kate, a qualified Primary Teacher and artist.
Our program 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 groups bring together a community of like-minded parents who are supportive and welcoming. The sessions are relaxed and completely child led and parents are encouraged to follow their child’s lead.
Research shows that the more time your child spends in nature, the better they are prepared for school, both physically and emotionally.
This bush program is all weather outdoor sessions 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 sessions will only be cancelled in the event of an extreme weather warning; fire, storm, high temperatures and strong wind.
Ages: 3.5 – 6 years (kinder aged & homeschool welcome)
*Parents are responsible for their children at all times.