16/07/2018 - 17/09/2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join us for a weekly playgroup (10 sessions) of nature connection, rock pool exploration, nature art & craft, stories, song and discovery at Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary. Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary, located just near Beaumaris, south-east of Melbourne is the perfect place to introduce kids to the wonders of underwater marine life. The area offers a diverse range of habitats with its rock pools close to shore.
Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary beach and bush playgroup is run by Pascale, a horticulturist and specialist garden educator for kindergarten aged and primary school children. Pascale has extensive knowledge of Ricketts Point and its marine life and children will get to explore and learn about our marine life and how to care for it.
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.
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 are supportive and welcoming.
Beach playgroup is an all weather outdoor playgroup so you need to make sure you bring appropriate weather protection and clothing. Children must have closed footwear when walking in the bush, sun hats, sunscreen, wet weather gear, plenty of snacks and water and a change of clothes. Our playgroup will only be cancelled in the event of an extreme weather warning; fire, storm, high temperatures and strong wind.
Ages: 1 – 5 years (siblings under 14 months are welcome to attend for free).
*Parents are responsible for their children at all times.