Confidently Take Children Outdoors and Into Nature
New Zealand specific nature play training for teachers and parents
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Welcome to Little Kiwis Nature Play

Many ECE and school teachers, managers and principals want to confidently take the children in their care outdoors. But they’re not sure where to start. And they need to make sure everyone’s on the same page to successfully bring nature into their teaching environment.

At Little Kiwis Nature Play, we run nature-based education professional training and workshops, online courses and teacher only days – specific to your ECE centre or school.

That inspire and motivate teachers and parents to confidently take children outdoors to nature instead of being stuck inside wondering where to begin.

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RNZ Nine to Noon host Cathryn Ryan interviews Celia Hogan talking about the benefits of Nature Play.

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Professional Development

We offer practical workshops that build confidence and help support teachers who are wanting to use the outdoor classroom more, or for those who are setting up a bush kindy or one day school.

Customised Training and Support

We provide customised on request workshops which are great for those who want to offer some professional development to their teachers in their own environment. 

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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.

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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 runs are inspiring too. Highly recommend.

Rachel M.

An outstanding presentation of an approach to learning that is desperately needed in these times of mental health fragility among our young people.


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.



Bring Nature In

Bring Nature In

'How can we bring nature in' is a question I am asked often and one that is very relevant in ECE, primary schools and beyond. As teachers, we have the super important job of helping our young tamariki grow into awesome little beings. We're talking about sparking their...

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Why Kids should Play Outside in the Winter

Why Kids should Play Outside in the Winter

First published in the Natural Parent Magazine.When my daughter was 10 days old she had her first experience of a winter nature play session. She was wrapped up snuggly in her merinos, a one-piece fleece suit and a multi-coloured knitted hat from my cousin. It was a...

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Dealing with an Incident

Dealing with an Incident

Dealing with an incident in a nature program is tough. Find out how we dealt with an incident and what our review process was in our latest article

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