- 28/04/2021 - 23/06/2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The be eligible to book you must fit the below criteria:
- Live in the City of Whittlesea
- Have children aged 0 – 5 years
- Have barriers (physical, mental, financial, emotional) which have limited you or your child accessing the outdoors and our paid programs.
- In need of support due to isolation or being new to the area.
- Able to commit weekly and attend the full program
Join us for a weekly bush playgroup program where families gather to enjoy all the benefits that nature has to offer at our Family Nature Club funded by the City of Whittlesea.
You may be feeling isolated or perhaps you are new to the area or even Australia and looking to meet other families in your local area. We’re here to help you connect to your local community and to support you and your child to enjoy more time outdoors in nature at some of our favourite reserves within the City of Whittlesea. We provide a gentle rhythm to our facilitated playgroups with a focus on sensory play, storytelling, song, craft, learning, unstructured play and plenty of opportunities to build gross motor skills through climbing, balancing and movement.
Everyone is welcome at our Family Nature Clubs!
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.
It’s also a time for 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 bush playgroups bring together a community of like-minded parents who are supportive and welcoming.
Ages: 0 – 5 years
*Parents are responsible for their children at all times.