Nurture in Nature Bush Playgroup
and Family Nature Club

Come and join us for some

with your family!

At Nurture in Nature Bush Playgroup our motto is ‘Good Green Fun’ and we help to encourage and connect families with nature on a regular basis.

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Regular contact with nature has so many benefits for children – physically, mentally, socially, emotionally and spiritually – and it’s also vital that we help our children learn to know and love the natural world so they grow up caring deeply for it.

As well as nurturing those all-important bonds with nature, spending regular time as a family sharing nature based experiences is a beautiful pathway to nurturing strong and meaningful family bonds, creating cherished childhood memories and helps to give children strong foundations for learning and life.

We invite you to come and spend time in nature with us and other nature loving Nurture in Nature Bush Playgroup families.

Whatever the weather, you'll find us adventuring, exploring, jumping in puddles, creating, imagining, climbing trees, finding fairies, making mud pies, nurturing nature, having fun and enjoying the simple pleasures of a nature filled childhood.

There are lots of reasons you should come along and join in the fun!

You'll be helping your kids to

grow and thrive in the world

hone their communication and co-operation skills

develop their leadership abilities

learn how time in nature can help them slow down and de-stress

develop great physical activity habits for life

know, love and care for the natural world

realise that time in nature can be way more exciting than their electronic devices

YOU will

learn to know and understand your children on a deeper level

have lots of fun with your kids

meet other nature-loving families

help strengthen your community

nurture strong and meaningful bonds with your kids

create cherished family memories

rediscover the many benefits of reconnecting with nature yourself - physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually

and … you'll all get out of the house!

ABOUT OUR PLAYGROUP

WHERE YOU'LL FIND US: 

Our Playgroup operates regularly on Tuesdays and Thursdays (during school term) and is based at Noorat Primary School, McKinnons Bridge Road, Noorat VIC. On occasions we'll head a bit further afield to explore other fun natural spaces but participants will be notified well in advance.

WHAT TO BRING: 

A sense of fun and adventure, your imagination, healthy snacks and clothing suited to the forecast weather on the day. Please also bring other things such as sunscreen and hats ... Be SunSmart!

WHEN AND WHERE WE MEET: 

  • Sessions will be held at Noorat Primary School, McKinnons Bridge Road, Noorat VIC.
  • There are two available session options each week (during school terms): Tuesday's 9.30am to 11.00am or THURSDAYS 9.30am to 11.30am
  • Sessions will run for approximately 90 minutes. Sometimes we may do longer sessions depending on the activity. You will be notified prior on these occasions.
  • In case of extreme weather or dangerous conditions the session will be rescheduled or relocated, but we LOVE puddles and rainy days are fun fun fun if you dress appropriately. Plus we have access to a great indoor space at Noorat Primary School if the need arises.

HOW TO JOIN IN THE FUN: 

  • Simply complete the online form below to register your interest or call Tania Moloney on 0409 843 965.
  • For the remainder of Term 3 2017, sessions will be available on a casual basis (please let Tania know you're coming) and from Term 4 2017 bookings will be made on a term basis.
  • Sessions costs are $10 per session per child, $15 per family if more than one child.
  • We are a registered Playgroup with Playgroup Victoria, and you MUST also be a member of Playgroup Victoria to join us.
  • Annual Family Membership Fee for Playgroup Victoria (includes insurance) is $40 ($30 Concession)
  • The Playgroup is for families with children aged 0 to 5 years of age. (Families with older children are welcome too).
  • Click HERE to join Playgroup Victoria and then call Tania on 0409 843 965 or email tania@nurtureinnature.com.au with your Playgroup member number and we'll get you started! If you are already a member of Playgroup Victoria, simply call Tania and she will add your existing membership number to Nurture in Nature Bush Playgroup also.

     

  • You can come along to two sessions as a casual/visitor and see how much fun we have, however to continue your family must become a member of Playgroup Victoria. This is to ensure you're covered by the Playgroup Victoria insurance.

OTHER BITS AND PIECES:

Parent/s or an approved Guardian MUST accompany their child/children for each activity and are responsible for supervision of their children at all times. Grandparents of course are welcome too!

CALENDAR OF EVENTS AND SESSIONS

Upcoming Sessions

January

21

  • Wednesday 21st January 2015
  • 10.00am

LOCATION: Lake Bullen Merri (South Beach),  Camperdown VIC

SESSION TIME:  10.00am to 11.30am

ACTIVITY: We be meeting for a play and a morning tea picnic where we'll be having lots of free play and a fun nature based activity the kids (and you parents too!) will love.

OTHER IMPORTANT BITS AND PIECES FOR THIS SESSION: Remember to BYO snacks, water and sunscreen/hats.

TO LET US KNOW YOU'RE COMING: To register for this session, please visit our Facebook Event Page HERE or if you don't have Facebook, please email tania@nurtureinnature.com.au or call 0409 843 965 to register.

Check out where we've already been having fun!

November

22

  • Saturday 22nd November 2014
  • 10.00am

LOCATION:
Camperdown Botanic Gardens,  Camperdown VIC

SESSION TIME: 
10.00am to 11.30am

ACTIVITY:
We be meeting for a play in the beautiful surrounds of the Gardens where we'll be having lots of free play and a fun nature based activity the kids (and you parents too!) will love.

OTHER IMPORTANT BITS AND PIECES FOR THIS SESSION:
Remember to BYO snacks, water and sunscreen/hats.

TO LET US KNOW YOU'RE COMING:
To register for this session, please visit our Facebook Event Page HERE or if you don't have Facebook, please email tania@nurtureinnature.com.au or call 0409 843 965 to register.

October

04

  • Saturday 4th October 2014
  • 10.00am

LOCATION:
Mt Leura & Mt Sugarloaf Reserve, Camperdown VIC

SESSION TIME: 
10.00am to 11.30am

ACTIVITY:
We'll meet at the Information Centre at the bottom of Mt Leura for a play and explore. Friends of Mt Leura's Project Officer, Grant Coverdale will also be there to tell us a bit about the reserve and how we can make the most of this amazing natural wonder with our families

OTHER IMPORTANT BITS AND PIECES FOR THIS SESSION:
Remember to BYO snacks, water and sunscreen/hats.

TO LET US KNOW YOU'RE COMING:
To register for this session, please visit our Facebook Event Page HERE or if you don't have Facebook, please email tania@nurtureinnature.com.au or call 0409 843 965 to register.

We look forward to seeing you and your family OUTSIDE!

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