Bush Babies - session 1
03/02/2022 - 07/04/2022
9:30 am - 11:00 am
Tawny Toddlers - session 2
03/02/2022 - 07/04/2022
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Join us weekly for our Beach Kindy Kids program (10 sessions) at the stunning Mushroom Reef Marine Sanctuary, locates in the traditional lands of the Bunurong people on the Mornington Peninsula.
Mushroom Reef Marine Sanctuary is a beautiful rockpool oasis located in Flinders on the Mornington Peninsula famous for its diversity of marine life, including sheltered rock pools, coves and a shallow reef on the ocean side as well as sandstone rock platforms extending from the shore.
Our 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. This playgroup is run by Nina. Nina is a qualified and experienced early Childhood Educator and believes that being outdoors and giving children the space and support to explore the natural environment is so important..
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. Our playgroups bring together a community of like-minded parents who understand the benefits of outdoor play. The sessions are relaxed and completely child led and parents are encouraged to follow their child’s lead.
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. Bush Babies: ages: 0 – 2 years
Session 2. Tawny Toddlers: ages 2 – 4 years
*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.