Bush Kindy Kids Dandenong Ranges – Mondays PM

  • 19/04/2021 - 21/06/2021
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us weekly for our Bush Kindy Kids program at the stunning Olinda Falls Reserve in the Dandenong Ranges. With lush green fern gullies, majestic Mountain Ash trees, tracks leading to a waterfall and even a fire pit to use for our sessions, this location is the perfect spot to get away and immerse yourself in our one of a kind Bush Kindy program.

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 Dandenong Ranges Bush KIndy Kids program is facilitated by Kate, a Primary School Teacher and artist.

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 program 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.

“My daughter (who’s almost four) and I love being part of Kate’s bush kinder session. Kate is absolutely brilliant – she is wonderful with all of the children and has a beautiful way of acknowledging every child at different times throughout the kinder session. Kate shares in the joy of the children in the various natural treasures they discover and is beautifully responsive to the ideas and suggestions of all of the children in the group. She has an obvious passion for facilitating bush kinder and we feel so fortunate to have her as our bush kinder facilitator.” Katrina

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