Nature Playgroup @ Joe's Market Garden, Coburg North, Term 3 2022
Designed for children 2-5 years old accompanied by a guardian. Join our experienced Early Years Outdoor Educator, at Joe's Market Garden in Coburg North, to discover our local, abundant ecology through child-led nature play!
Activities vary with the seasons. We plant seeds, help farmer Emily with harvests, make art with natural objects, investigate local insects and the Merri Creek, climb trees 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.
"Being outdoors in nature offers unplanned, unknown, unpredictable encounters; these are significant provocations for learning." (Adapted from Waters, 2012)
Every Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm,
Term 3: Tues, 19 July - Tues, 6 Sept 2022
$240 for 8 weeks, Concession $230
For each extra sibling aged 1+, there is an additional cost of $60.
For further questions please call (03) 9389 0144 or email email@example.com
"Really fantastic - the kids are still raving about it! They learned 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!"
What you'll learn
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'll gain
Each week, your children will experience the wonders of the outdoors through semi-facilitated outdoor nature play experiences, examples include building bush cubbies, making art using natural objects, meeting insects & worms, netting for water bugs, planting seeds and harvesting veggies, walking along the Merri Creek plus more!
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; dress for all weather conditions.
Children age 2-5 years-old accompanied by an adult.
Enter Via Edna Grove main gate and follow the signs to Joe's Market Garden along the Merri Creek.