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Bush Kindy is a nature play program for 4-8 year olds that operates entirely outdoors in a variety of bush and beach settings. Nature Play Academy is pleased to announce we will be running our Bush Kindy program in Term 3 at Alithia! Our program has been carefully planned to inspire a connection to nature, build resilience and promote creativity. Children are supported and guided by a qualified early childhood teacher and 2 experienced nature play mentors.
Bush Kindy will provide young children with opportunities to play in natural spaces - learning on and from the land. Sessions include: stories to inspire imagination; loose parts play, creative arts, fire-craft, whittling, bush walking, foraging and reflective journaling.
A handbook will be provided upon enrolment - detailing the aims of our bush kindy, our programming style and the inclusion of risky play within the program.
Bush Kindy runs for 5 hours every Thursday from 9.00am - 2.00pm, over 7 weeks from the 16th of August during the school term. There will be an initial free session that will coincide with Alithia’s play date and will run for an hour on the 9th of August. This is a good opportunity for your child to see if this style of outdoor learning/play is for them and is also a chance for families to meet the facilitators and settle their child into the space.
Valla Rural Dates:
  • Thursday 9th August (1hr free session)
  • Thursday 16th August
  • Thursday 23rd August
  • Thursday 30th August
  • Thursday 6th September
  • Thursday 13th September
  • Thursday 20th September
  • Thursday 27th September

We welcome casual visitors to the program - based on availability.
Cost is $50 per child - per session
$350 for entire 7 week program

Enrolment is a two step process
Step 1: Submit Enrolment form
Contact us at to receive your enrolment form. An invoice will be sent with payment details.
Step 2: Pay Deposit
Pay deposit of two weeks fees to secure your child's spot in the program. Once payment is accepted you will receive confirmation of enrolment.
If already enrolled payment can be made via the drop down menu below.

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