Early Childhood Excursion and Incursion Programs

CERES offers a range of activities for children aged three to five years old. We can bring the magic to you via an incursion, or you can experience it at CERES Community Environment Park, Brunswick East, through an excursion.

Pre-school Excursion to CERES

Program details

Year Level
Early Childhood
3-5 years old

Cost
Excursion:
$410 for 25 students per group two-hour session (10am – 12pm OR 12.30pm – 2.30pm)

OR

Incursion:
$225 per 45-minute session,
a minimum of three sessions per centre/per day.
Each session timetable to be determined at the time of booking.

+ booking fee

Ratio
One for every three children

Our activities are based on nature connection and wellbeing, inspired by our values at CERES, “helping people fall in love with the Earth, again.” Child-led nature play and curiosity are at the heart of our programs. Our carefully 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.

We offer the following topics:

  • Farm to Fork
  • Wildlife Shelters and Habitats

Farm to Fork

Build knowledge

  • Excursion only – Children will discover where food comes from exploring the CERES market garden, chickens and bees
  • Incursion only – Children will discover where food comes from with an interactive exploration matching game

Foster connection

  • Children will connect to Earth’s natural resources and nature’s cycles through nature connection exercises to inspire ideas and actions to grow their own food at home or at their centre

Action and skills

  • Students will learn new skills;
    • Turn food waste into healthy soil for plants with help from worms
    • Learn how to safely plant seeds into soil and care for them as they grow
    • Learn that food is grown, raised and cared for

Wildlife Shelters and Habitat

Build knowledge

  • Children will discover the basic needs of local wildlife need – food, water, shelter

Foster connection

  • Children will connect to local ecosystems (CERES nest boxes, the Merri Creek or your centre) through exploration to assess if it is a suitable place for wildlife to live

Action and skills

  • Students will learn new skills;
    • Identify, collect, and build what local wildlife need for a suitable place to live
    • Build a mini insect hotel to bring back for your centre to increase habitat and biodiversity
Our CERES Early Childhood program connects with the following Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework outcomes:

  • Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world
  • Outcome 3: Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
  • Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners
  • Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators

NQS Quality Area 3 – Physical environment elements;

  • Element 3.2.2 – Resources support play-based learning
  • Element 3.2.3 – The service cares for the environment and supports children to become environmentally responsible

If you would like to book in for one of these experiences, please submit our online booking form and one of our team will be in touch with you soon.

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This page will help you plan your program and provides links to documents you may need.

Got questions? Visit this page for the answers to most of the questions you might have.

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