Outdoor Programs for children;

Nature play is climbing a tree, building a cubby, walking in the bush and looking for shells on a beach. It’s splashing, digging, exploring, investigating, constructing and imagining. It’s all about the unstructured play that lets children imagine, create and be active. 

 

Preschool

  • 3-6 years

  • 9.30 - 1.30pm Monday to Friday

  • Pottsville

  • Currently open to all children.

  • Pottsville Community Preschool will provide a Nature Explorers session to every child enrolled in their program on their usual day of attendance in 2020.

  • Wider community are able to enrol in Nature Explorers for one or more sessions.

  • children engage in authentic and meaningful learning in and with nature

  • children develop awareness of cultural connections to land and knowledge of sustainable practices

  • children reconnect with nature through unstructured play and outdoor learning

  • provides opportunity for children to develop skills in managing risks in a safe learning environment

  • child led investigations fosters holistic child development – physical, mental, social and emotional, including growth of resilience, self-confidence, learning ability, concentration, creativity and more

 

Playgroup

  • 0-4 years

  • children attend with families

  • 9.30 - 11.30 Tuesday and Thursday

  • Pottsville and Kingscliff 

  • parents and carers get together with their young children for an adventure, to have fun and learn through play

  • experience the benefits of time spent together outside in nature

  • children learn about their environment and the local wildlife 

  • provides an opportunity for children and families to connect and build social networks within their community

  • the natural environment provides a relaxing setting and gives children an opportunity to explore, discover and imagine and to stimulate all their senses

Primary School programs

  • based at local Stokers Siding School

  • regular weekly sessions within the curriculum

Outreach Programs

  • We provide Nature programs direct to Early Childhood, OOSH services and Primary Schools

  • Catered to your service - weekly and regular sessions or one off excursions and incursions

  • 0-12 years

Explorers have opportunities to participate in risky and challenging play in a safe learning environment, we provide opportunity for the development of important life skill learnings such as making choices, problem solving, measured risk taking, and navigating their way emotionally building confidence in their own capabilities.

Each site in our local area provides different learning opportunities for children. Educators follow children's interests and extend their learning further through explorations and investigations.