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KIN Village - Guildford

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KIN Village is a ‘drop and leave’ school holiday program for 6-12 year olds, that allows children to freely explore their world and community with the support of Nature Educators and Mentors.

Each session runs from 9am to 4pm and costs $100 per child. We have an average staff to child ratio of 1:8. All staff have a Working with Children Check, at least two staff at each session are first aid trained and at least one has a water rescue qualification (where applicable).

Our Nature Playworkers resource the space with objects and tools children might need to live out their adventure. They provide mentoring that observes and listens to children in order to guide suggestions, resources and skill building to help them achieve their goals. The program is designed to follow children’s natural energy levels throughout the day so that children work as a team without feeling forced or held back. Children feel they are truly heard and acknowledged and are therefore more open to be guided into nature connection by our mentors.

These holidays, for KIN Village Autumn, we will be focusing on Bush Adventures and Wilderness Awareness Games. No two days at KIN Village are the same, but typically they range from building cosy cubbies and relaxing in hammocks to discovering the surrounding bush to learning new carpentry skills! This season, we will also be engaging in a variety of Wilderness Awareness Games designed to help us forge deep nature connection. To find out more about Wilderness Awareness Games and what they bring to KIN, click here for a blog post by Educated by Nature co-founder, Daniel Burton. 

Please note that children must have turned 6 years of age to attend KIN Village.


Educated by Nature is committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of our families, staff and community. We are following government health advice and our programs will be modified accordingly. We communicate new protocols to our staff regularly and have a COVID-19 Safety Plan in place for all our programs. If your child is unwell or has been in contact with someone tested positive with COVID-19, please stay home.

Click HERE to access our Bookings Terms and Conditions.

Please note that bookings close at 1pm the business day before the program date to allow us time to process the booking and paperwork for the session.

Educated by Nature believes in connecting with nature and building resilience in all weather and as such our sessions will operate in most weather. As the saying goes, ‘There is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing.’ In the case of extreme weather (including but not limited to; extreme heat, high winds, lightning and/or hail) or other dangerous situations, we will contact you on the morning of the session to confirm the cancellation of the session.

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