Funded Dandenong Ranges Bush Playgroup – Yarra Ranges Council

  • Bush Playgroup
    18/07/2022 - 15/08/2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This funded program is for storm impacted families with children aged 0-5 years (preschool age) residing in the Yarra Ranges or who were living in the Yarra Ranges at the time of the June 2021 storms.

Join us in term 3 for our weekly bush playgroup program (5 weeks) in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges at Birdsland Reserve in Belgrave Heights where we connect, learn, play and gather in nature.

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.

This bush playgroup is facilitated by Anne, an early childhood educator who lives locally and has been running bush playgroups in the Dandenongs for many years.

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 be cancelled in the event of an extreme weather warning; fire, storm, high temperatures and strong wind.

This bush playgroup delivered by Eco Explorers is provided by Yarra Ranges Council in partnership with Mums of the Hills. Yarra Ranges Council acknowledges the support of the Victoria Government. State Government COVID-19 regulations will be followed.

*Parents are responsible for their children at all times.

For more information about this or other Recovery Programs, please contact Community Recovery Officer, Jess Adams, j.adams@yarraranges.vic.gov.au, 0419 569 490.


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