- 03/02/2020 - 06/04/2020
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Summer days filled with sunshine, picnics with friends and water sensory play are a few of the highlights for our summer bush playgroup program. What are you waiting for? Come and meet your tribe in 2020 at an Eco Explorers bush playgroup! Westerfolds Park is situated beside the Yarra River in Templestowe and is home to majestic old river gums, an abundance of birdlife and wildlife.
Join us for a weekly bush playgroup program (9 sessions) where families gather to enjoy all the benefits that nature has to offer at Westerfolds Park.
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 facilitator, Ashlee is a qualified and experienced, early childhood educator who has been working as a wilderness camp leader and as a theatre puppet maker for children for nearly 10 years. She has a passion for connecting children to nature and does so through creative activities, stories and games.
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 . 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.
Ages: 1 – 3.5 /4 years (siblings under 14 months are welcome to attend for free).
*Parents are responsible for their children at all times.