Gain the confidence and knowledge you need to facilitate engaging Social & Emotional Learning experiences

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Early Childhood Educators and Primary School Teachers are invited to gather with us for a VERY practical Professional Development day that will change the way you support children's social and emotional wellbeing.

Connecting With Nature & Mindfulness Through Play

Promoting social & emotional learning in the early years & primary school

Saturday 2nd July 2022

9.30AM TO 4.30PM

Westerfolds Park, Fitzsimons Lane, Templestowe (Melbourne)

Are you unsure about how to embed quality SEL programs into your setting?

If you're tired of rote teaching SEL


You're constantly second guessing whether your current strategies are effective


You want to strengthen your team approach to teaching SEL strategies but wish you had more engaging ways to do it

this PD will give you the confidence and knowledge you need to facilitate engaging SEL experiences that will have positive impacts for your students, your team and YOU!

Picture what's possible when ...

Picture what's possible when ...

You've got the knoweldge to teach engaging SEL programs


You feel confident in implementing strategies that can adapt to the needs of your cohort


You and your team are excited to create and grow your SEL strategies

Book your spot for this amazing hands-on practical Professional Development gathering where we'll take you from unsure and hesitant to empowered and supported 

(but be quick ... numbers are limited!)

Connecting With Nature & Mindfulness Through Play

Promoting social & emotional learning in the early years & primary school

What you'll learn ...

Through deepening the connection with nature & mindfulness based play experiences you will walk away with:

A greater understanding of what nature play is & why it is so beneficial to children
An enhanced appreciation of the magical world of storytelling & how this supports wellbeing
Practial ways you can embed SEL into literacy and reach across the curriculum
A framework to embed strategies that will connect with every learner to support SEL
Deeper knowledge on how mindfulness is embedded into everything we do
A strong connection with a vibrant community of likeminded educators
Wellbeing strategies for yourself as an educator
Practical approaches to support your team in embedding SEL
and LOTS of ideas and inspiration to help you grow healthy, happy kids who thrive in any environment!

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Here’s what people are saying about Nurture in Nature & South East Yoga & Wellbeing's PD's, Programs & Courses

Talk about experts in their fields!? Nature and wellbeing go hand-in-hand - and these two inspirational people (Nic and Tania) coming together presents such exciting opportunities for learning - I can’t wait! I find I have had such amazing success implementing what I learn from both of them and I can barely contain my excitement and want to share it with everyone!


Early Childhood Teacher

"I used to think that I needed to create a lesson to head outdoors. Now I think to go outdoors and the lesson will find us! Thank you Tania!"


Primary School Teacher

“Nic is an absolute inspiration with a wealth of knowledge and experience and I feel blessed to have her ongoing mentoring and support to provide Yoga to children."


Early Childhood Teacher

"I used to feel unsure about the path I was on. Now I feel confident that I'm not alone, and the work that I'm doing is on the right track and supported by others in my field". 


Kindergarten Teacher & Nature Pedagogue

“...Thank you for your commitment and passion in supporting educators to improve outcomes for children." 


Early Childhood Teacher

"Tania, this was definitely one of the most important PD's that I have done in my life because we were very active and not just sitting and listening. I have already shared it with my team members at our educational leaders meeting and they loved the resources and ideas".


Kindergarten Teacher

"There are certain professionals who I like to keep in regular contact with because they inspire my teaching practice and fill my bucket. Tania and Nic are two of those people, and I can’t wait to see what shared wisdom they have to impart!"


Early Years Educator

Here's what we'll be doing together ...

In this hands-on PD day you'll experience the following 4 workshops, giving you real world know-how and practical skills that you can implement into your teaching right away and continue to build upon in your settings. Plus you'll connect and network with other likeminded educators who are passionate about helping children to grow and thrive socially and emotionally.


Workshop 1: Bringing Nature and SEL To Life Through Storytelling

In this fun and hands-on session, we'll switch on our imaginations as we gather ideas, inspiration and loose parts from the natural world to become ‘Story Makers'.

You will be introduced to a number of story-making ideas and strategies that you can use, develop and adapt across the curriculum.

Through nurturing creativity, communication skills and teamwork what you learn in this workshop will help your children - and you - grow your SEL and storytelling skills and confidence.

This workshop brings creative nature art together with oral, written and digital storytelling, making stories come alive before your eyes!


Workshop 2: Nurturing SEL with Yoga & Mindfulness

Thousands of years ago, yoga was inspired by the natural world & is fundamentally about mindful connection. Connection to our minds, our bodies and the environment around us.

This workshop will take you through 5 simple methods to embed yoga practices in ways which will meaningfully engage everyone within your setting, including the adults!

All you need is literally a few minutes each day to make massive changes in the way you approach the implementation of SEL with children. You will gain confidence & knowledge so that you can start embedding practices immediately! 

This type of mindful yoga is accessible to everyone whether you are inflexible, of mature age, have physical restrictions or you just don’t know anything about yoga! 


Workshop 3: Connecting with Earth Mindfulness

There are many elements of the natural world that promote a sense of wellbeing, but none more so than that of the tree.

This workshop will take you on a magical journey of earth based connection with trees. Guiding you through ancient wisdom of their tales and mystical whispers from their leaves, you will deepen your sense of mindfulness and your connection with nature.

Integrating SEL by connecting with trees will provide children with a deeper relationship with the natural world. The tree offers us a multitude of gifts that once explored, you will forever feel their power.

Be prepared to go into a delightful sensory exploration that will leave you inspired and empowered whilst at the same time feeling incredibly peaceful and calm.


Workshop 4: Turning Inspiration Into Action 

Moving from a sense of playfulness towards embedded practices involves reflecting on what you have learnt, what purpose does it serve and how you will continue to implement nature & mindfulness based SEL experiences.

This workshop is all about taking the inspiration you have gained and turning it into meaningful and practical ways you can integrate it into your program.

We want you to walk away feeling empowered to continue practices that will instil a sense of wonder, gratitude, connection & peacefulness for children and yourself.

This workshop is not about tokenism, it’s about tapping into the wisdom of our group and changing the way we approach SEL to deliver aligned strategies that make a difference to wellbeing.

Meet Your Facilitators

Your host’s Tania Moloney and Nic Russell bring together the wealth of knowledge and experience they've gained working with thousands of children and educators in the Early Years and Primary School settings. Together they'll guide you through hands-on experiences that will show you ways to promote positive wellbeing for the children in your learning environments.

Tania Moloney

Founder of Nurture in Nature

Tania Moloney is the Founder of Nurture in Nature Australia, The Nature Bus and Treehouse Educators Learning Community. She is passionate about helping kids, families, schools, early learning centres, communities and people of all ages connect with nature and with each other.

Nurture in Nature facilitates many face-to-face and online Professional Development workshops and incursions (both for children and adults). These include an annual in-person Campference - a weekend nature PD and retreat - and a 7-day online Campference.

Tania's mission is to inspire, empower, support and excite educators to open the door to outdoor play and nature inspired learning more easily and more often.
As a nature loving parent, Nature-prenuer, nature pedagogue and community connector, she’s at her happiest outdoors, surrounded by kids, and her creative ideas, engaging workshops and innovative nature connection programs and resources have been embraced by people from all over the world.

Follow Tania & Nurture in Nature here ...

Nic Russell

Founder of South East Yoga and Wellbeing

Nic Russell founded South East Yoga and Wellbeing after seeing a positive shift in young people’s attitudes when they attended her school yoga sessions.
South East Yoga currently facilitates wellbeing programs & professional development in early childhood & schools. Yoga Play, Wellbeing Warriors & Wayapa Programs aim to influence children's mental health wellbeing so they grow into happy & peaceful adults who impact the world with positivity.
Nic has been working in the education sector for over 30 years & has been practising yoga for over 20 years. She has many certifications from the yoga & wellbeing world & is on the Yoga Australia Children’s Committee.
Nic is passionate about increasing wellbeing awareness & aims to do this through inspiring educators to embed meaningful & holistic programs.

Follow Nic & South East Yoga & Wellbeing here ...



Connecting With Nature & Mindfulness Through Play

Professional Development Day

Saturday 2nd July 2022

9.30am - 4.30pm @ Westerfolds Park, Fitzsimons Lane, Templestowe 

Participants will receive a Certificate of Participation (7 hours)

Morning Tea is provided. Please BYO Lunch and Bottle of Water.

$139 (inc. GST)

(SAVE $60 - FULL PRICE $199 (inc. GST)

SUPER EARLY BIRD ENDS Monday 30th May 2022

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We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of this beautiful Country on which we work and play on & extend that respect to all Elders past, present & emerging. Thank you for caring for this land for thousands of years so that we may enjoy it.

A big thank you too to Play Australia for their support and being the most awesome people and organisation in promoting the value of play and supporting Australians to play every day.

This event is proudly presented by Nurture in Nature Australia and South East Yoga & Wellbeing.