We get Children Outdoors and into Nature

by helping ECE centres with nature and bush kindy programmes.

Practical support, system development and professional development is what we do!

LEARN, PLAY, DISCOVER, EXPLORE!
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Nature Play Conference

Take Me Outside 2019

Want to get inspired, motivated and energised with like minded people?

As the nature play movement grows in New Zealand, we want to provide you with a way to connect with like minded people while gaining knowledge and confidence to use nature as the teacher. Come and join us for a day of inspiration with some amazing New Zealand speakers, who will be exploring our children’s connection to their local environment through conversation and interaction. Our speakers will challenge you, inspire you and provide you with tools and strategies to take away with you.

With a mix of speakers and interactive workshops this is sure to be a conference you don’t want to miss!

Sign The Petition!

Nature Kindergartens or Forest Kindergartens are popular overseas. It is suprising that they haven’t taken off in New Zealand – actually there is a reason. The legislation currently doesn’t allow it. I want to change that and make Nature Kindergartens an option in New Zealand. I have sent a submission to the Minister of Education that proposes a change to the legislation. This petition supports the submission. To find out more about the change to the legislation and to sign the petition click the button below.

My First Bush Kindy Case Study

Are you an ECE teacher interested in the Bush Kindergarten movement and INSPIRED to find out more?

Find out how a New Zealand kindergarten ran their very first BUSH KINDY session and what they observed and learnt along the way.

Download your free CASE STUDY today!

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Professional Development

We provide Nature Education for ECE and primary teachers in New Zealand. We help you to develop your practical skills and become more aligned and confident in your outdoor environment.

Want to set-up a bush kindy programme?

We can help develop or provide your centre with the systems, check-lists, knowledge and confidence to set-up a kiwi style nature programme for your ECE centre or school.

Nature Play Pre-Schooler Day

Aimed at pre-schoolers during school holidays, this is an opportunity for children to learn, play, discover and explore a local park with its many play features, during a morning of nature play.

What People Are Saying

Celia has a real passion and a lot of knowledge around getting children exploring their natural environments outside. The sessions that Celia run are inspiring too. Highly recommend.

Rachel M.

Thanks for leading such a great discussion, I really think it cemented the evening to our NZ context especially in terms of which direction we want our education sector to head in.

Rachel

I really enjoyed Celia’s presentation last night. It was a valuable reminder about how unstructured play in nature fosters children’s curiosity and creativity and builds resilience. Thank you!

Victoria

Blog

The NZ Makeover of Nature Education

New Zealand has a very unique natural environment. We are also a country that has some deep values linked to our outdoor environment. Even though over the last couple of decades that has changed somewhat – It is still deep within our psyche. What surprises me is that...

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Tree Climbing and Health and Safety

This is my first attempt at dissecting the Health and Safety Act. There is so much to digest so if you think I have got anything wrong or that I haven't considered something that is relevant, please let me know and I will happily update once researched further. I also...

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Natural Phenomena Experience

It's hard to know where to start when describing a conference as amazing as the Natural Phenomena 2017. The conference is set in the Wild Woods near Whangarei where most participants pitch their tent and have a full immersion experience of nature and education of 3...

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