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EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS

CERES Education offers a range of fun and hands-on excursion and incursion activities suitable for 4 and 5 year olds.

Excursions

Excursions are available for 1 hour or half day (2 hour) excursions for kinders. Children will move through a variety of hands-on activities with suitable time for toilet breaks.

On arrival your group is allocated a homebase for the duration of your visit. This homebase is situated close to toilets and provided bins for recycling and compost waste only. All other waste must be taken back with you. You are welcome to use the homebase afterwards for snack or lunch if needed. Please advise us if you wish to do so.

Parent helpers are most absolutely welcome to attend, preferably 1 parent to 3 children. We just ask that parents are more “helpers” rather than “chatters”, as this can be distracting for the children.

Incursions

Early Childhood Incursions will be run as a minimum of 3 sessions and are $600 (GST free).
We also offer a PD session for educators which can be chosen as one of the 3 sessions.

3 x 45 minute student sessions OR
2 x 45 student sessions and 1 x 45 minute teacher PD session

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Teacher PD

Early Childhood Incursion

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The 4Rs

Early Childhood Incursion

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Farm to Fork

Early Childhood Incursion

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Farm to Fork

Early Childhood Excursion

CERES also delivers ResourceSmart to early childhood centres. Click here to find out more.

Book an excursion
Book an incursion

A range of fun and hands-on activities suitable for 4 and 5 year olds.

Each activity:

  • can be tailored to suit your learning outcomes
  • can be combined
  • addresses the Early Years Learning Framework with particular attention addressing “Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world”
  • is delivered by experienced and passionate educators

* Times noted below are flexible and can be negotiated. Please contact us to arrange alternate times.

Excursions

  • Half Day Program
    10:00am – 12:15pm or 12:30 – 2:45pm
    $13.00 per student
    (min cost per class $260)*
  • 1 Hour Program
    $150 per group
    (maximum of up to 30 students)


Incursions

Early Childhood Incursions will be run as a minimum of 3 sessions and are $600 (GST free)

  • 3 x 45 minute student sessions
    OR
  • 2 x 45 student sessions  and 1 x 45 minute teacher PD session

Additional travel costs of $1 per km will apply if your school or centre is over 30km from CERES.

When you book a program with CERES, you are supporting something far beyond the fantastic sustainable education services we offer.

Your fees contribute to all the fantastic work we do including, research and implementation of cutting edge renewable energy technology and sustainable urban food systems, our program supporting young adults with a disability, our social enterprise “Tamil Feasts” which supports recently settled asylum seekers, as well as a plethora of fantastic local community groups who use CERES as a gathering place.

Thank-you for your support. Without you CERES would not exist. Your school/centre can be proud to know that you are helping CERES work towards a more sustainable and just world.

For Excursions

Step 1 – Select a Theme
Use the filters to explore different themes, for example Energy or Water.

Step 2 – Select a Program
Select from a number of different programs within each theme, for example Global Warming.

Step 3 – Choose your Activities
Choose from the range of 50 minute activities listed to fill your day.
If visiting CERES for:

  • Full Day  > 10:00am – 2:30pm
    Choose four activities.
  • Three Quarter Day  > 10:30am – 2:00pm
    Choose three activities.
  • Half Day  > 10:00am – 12:15pm or 12:30 – 2:45pm
    Choose two activities.
  • 1 Hour
    Choose one activity

These times include recess and lunch breaks where appropriate. Please bring a Waste Free Lunch to enjoy at CERES.

Step 4 – Submit a booking enquiry

We will contact you to confirm your booking and dates.
The booking will not be confirmed until both the school, centre or other party and CERES have confirmed availability.
Bookings should be made with a minimum of 3 weeks notice.

For Incursions, additional travel costs of $1 per km will apply if your school or centre is over 30km from CERES.

For Excursions

Discounted bus trips to CERES

Looking for a bus for your next excursion? Take advantage of  Dysons and Sunbury Coaches’ generous discounted price for trips to CERES.

(03) 9463 3800 | sales@dysongroup.com.au

(03) 9744 1177 | Click to request a quote | Website

For Excursions
Fifteen Trees logo

CERES and Fifteen Trees have teamed up to make your excursion a sustainable one. Just two trees ($5.00/each) will collect the carbon emissions of your bus trip to and from CERES. It is a small cost added onto your day that will really benefit our native environment.
During winter and spring, community groups plant these trees on your behalf. The native trees are planted out in reserves and school grounds, along roadsides and in parks. Some of the trees may even be planted at CERES.
Two trees will easily cover your day’s travel via bus. Over a lifetime a tree will absorb ~ 268kg of carbon. A car will emit this amount over 1,000km.

For Excursions

School and centre visitors to CERES are asked to bring a waste-free lunch. Food waste can be composted at CERES.
Please bring your own keep-cup as CERES does not offer take away coffee cups at the CERES Market. Your booking confirmation letter will contain more information.

For Excursions

We are working towards full wheelchair access across CERES. We recommend that all visitors using wheelchairs are accompanied by a support person as some parts of the site have difficult surfaces; gravel, inclines, sand, muddy after rain. There are wheelchair accessible toilets. Please alert our Bookings Staff if there will be visitors in wheelchairs with your group.

For Excursions

We encourage you become familiar with our Risk Management Policy before visiting CERES. Click here to read our policy

Excursions – After your booking is confirmed, cancellations will be charged $60 for more than a weeks notice, and up to the full fee for less than a weeks notice.

Incursions – Minimum 2 weeks notice for cancellations of incursion bookings. If less than 2 weeks notice is given, a 10% of total Incursion costs will be incurred.

Enquiries:

Contact the Education Bookings Team

(03) 9389 0144