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Nature Playgroup

“Being outdoors in nature offers unplanned, unknown, unpredictable encounters; these are significant provocations for learning.” (Adapted from Waters, 2012)

Age Group
2 – 5 years old (+ a guardian)

Cost
$240/ 8 weeks
$230 with concession
$60 for additional siblings (aged 1+)

CERES East Brunswick
Mondays 10 am – 12 pm
18 July – 5 September 2022

CERES Joe’s Market Garden
Tuesdays 10 am – 12 pm
19 July – 6 September 2022

Join our experienced Early Years Outdoor Educators, at CERES in East Brunswick, to discover our local, abundant ecology through nature play. Activities vary with the seasons, and what is relevant to the Merri Creek and CERES. We plant seeds, feed the chickens, make art with natural objects, investigate local insects, climb trees, make damper & fires, sing, and have a good time. Every week the children are rewarded with more confidence, resilience, creativity, and gratitude for the land and people we live with.

Join our experienced Early Years Outdoor Educators, at CERES Joe’s Market Garden in North Coburg, to discover our local, abundant ecology through nature play. Activities vary with the seasons, and what is relevant to the Merri Creek and the farm. We plant seeds, harvest weeds, fruits and farmed goods, make art with natural objects, investigate local insects, climb the tractor & trees, make damper & fires, sing, and have a good time. Every week the children are rewarded with more confidence, resilience, creativity, and gratitude for the land and people we live with.

Mondays at CERES Brunswick East during term.

Tuesdays at CERES Joe’s Market Garden during term.

Nature play and curiosity are at the heart of this program. Our thoughtfully designed learning experience will connect your children with nature, allow them to explore independently, discover the wonders of our natural world and participate in caring for our environment and people.

What you will need
An adult to accompany your children.

What to bring
Children should bring a hat, water bottle, and a snack. Consider bringing along a change of clothes as things may get messy!

What to Wear
Outdoor clothing that can get dirty, closed-toe shoes and a hat and dress for all weather conditions.

“Really fantastic day – the kids are still raving about it! They learnt so much in the happy, relaxed and fun atmosphere – created by their amazing teacher :)”

“Loved the experience. Very relaxed. Great to get the children outdoors exploring. Can’t wait for the next one.”

“We had a wonderful term, a great mix of unstructured and structured play! Lauren is a fantastic educator”

For further questions please:

Call the Student Programs team on (03) 9389 0144 or e-mail studentprograms@ceres.org.au


CERES East Brunswick
Cnr Robert & Stuart Sts
East Brunswick 3057

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CERES Joe’s Market Garden
34 Edna Grove
Coburg VIC 3058

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