Session 1 - Rakali pups
05/10/2022 - 14/12/2022
9:30 am - 11:00 am
Session 2 - Rakali (Yerr-ek)
05/10/2022 - 14/12/2022
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Join us in term 4 for a bush playgroup program (11 weeks) in Ballarat, situated in the traditional Country of the the Wadawurrung and Dja Dja Wurrung People.
Our Ballarat bush playgroup incorporates hands-on, child-led learning and sensory play through a range of nature-based activities, nature crafts, storytelling, songs and a bush walk exploring.
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 Ballarat bush playgroup is facilitated by Janet who is a qualified early childhood educator and music teacher.
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.
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.
Session 1. Rakali pups: ages: 0 – 2 years
Session 2. Rakali: ages 2 – 4 years
*Two year olds can attend either session. Both programs are the same but run to cater for the specific age groups. Siblings can attend any age groups.
*Parents are responsible for their children at all times.
Hello from Ballarat!
I’m Janet, the bush playgroup facilitator in Ballarat.
I’m a qualified early childhood teacher with experience in a variety of settings from country Victoria to the UK. I have had the privilege of working as kindergarten teacher and educator, playgroup leader and music teacher
I invite you to come along and join in on all the fun and adventures as we explore and connect outdoors.
I’m here to suport you and your child to thrive socially, physically, mentally and emotionally.