14/07/2021 - 15/09/2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join us weekly for our Bush Kindy Kids program (10 sessions) at Gresswell Forest Wildlife Reserve. Gresswell Forest Wildlife Reserve is just that, a forest in suburbia! Located in Melbourne’s north-east suburb of Macleod. This forest location provides children and their families the opportunity to immerse themselves in nature, learning about our diverse Australian flora and fauna with our expert facilitators.
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 Gresswell Forest Wildlife Reserve Bush KIndy Kids program is facilitated by Jessie, who has a Bachelor Degree in Conservation and Biodiversity and has a wealth of knowledge about the local flora and fauna to share with her groups.
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.