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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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...read more
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...read more
Donna Chisholm is both a teacher and an artist. With over 20 years in the Early Childhood arena, Donna has an interesting perspective...read more