Nature Explorers has a dedicated, passionate and innovative team of Early Childhood Educators who pride themselves on child led practices.
With a focus on sustainability and well being, this team could think of nothing better than playing in nature!
Constantly seeking adventures, new experiences and soul nourishment. The commitment to children’s education and Nature Explorers represents the perfect meeting of her great inspirations. When not following children’s interest in the bush, Sofia is off touring places near and far, having slowly travelled through over 50 countries.
Karyn has a great love of nature and much of her past has revolved around the natural world, including a Biological Science degree, working in a Bush tucker nursery and doing various volunteer work with animals. Being part of Nature Explorers enables her to help children to immerse in the natural world while learning, increasing their confidence, taking risks, exploring, questioning and enjoying every experience. She believes Nature Explorers helps children to develop greater respect for nature
Adelle spent her early childhood in the UK walking dogs through woods & picking wild berries to eat. One of her dreams is to live a self sufficient life here in beautiful Northern NSW with her husband and two sons. Adelle believes that the wonder of nature & the beauty of early childhood are inextricably linked.
Kelli's early memories are founded by the deep connection with the bush and the creek. Her passion for the outdoors is evident when you speak with her. With an arty mind, Kelli seeks inspiration in raw and natural materials and she can easily see beauty and opportunities in every stick, leaf and pebble.
Justine is a mother to two boys aged 7 & 11. She lives between the beach and river in New Brighton. Justine has a background in art and a degree in Art education. "I love finding beauty in nature and the slowing down it provides for us, sometimes in nature it feels like time doesn't exist".
I believe that positive early childhood experiences created when children learn through involvement and play can affect their achievements and attitudes throughout their lives. What better positive learning experiences could there be but those made in nature, where children can learn through reflection on doing. Growing up in our local area there has been many a days exploring and learning in nature.
Becky enjoys bushwalking and beach walking.Making new discoveries as she Explores and fossicks in the outdoors,it may be a centipede, a new waterfall a colourful fungi. She loves going on adventures with her kids whether it be planned or spontaneous, big or small. She love the sounds,sights and feeling of contentment she has when she connects herself, her family and nature together. This is what I aspire for the families who join in the Nature Explorers playgroup journey to feel.