Welcome to Bush Kindergarten
Kindergarten responds to a child’s right and need to access natural spaces for
optimum learning and development. Regular
sessions provide dedicated time for children of all ages to be outside in a
quality natural environment away from screens, a crowded school/ sports
curriculum and the bubble of being inside.
Attending a bush kinder session will offer your child the opportunity to
grow at their own pace, connect to others with kindness and creativity, learn holistically
and increase their communication, self- regulation and confidence.
Simultaneously, children will build a positive and protective relationship with our planet Earth which will enable them to advocate for the survival of plant and animal species that are essential for human survival. Each age group has a different set of learning goals which are developmentally appropriate. Each age group will also be increasingly challenged to build knowledge, explore their local community, consider risks and accept challenges while under the supervision of a qualified educator. Please read more about each individual age group session by using the tab “View Sessions”.
Bush Kindergarten is an education system developed and delivered by Natalie Cross.
Natalie is an advocate for children, families and the community. She is currently teaching in Glen Eira and established Bush Kindergarten in 2016. Natalie works with local schools, health professionals, early intervention therapists, bilingual workers and a range of other professional services to optimise outcomes in the critical stage of early learning and development. She spends as much outside as possible, is qualified with a Master of Teaching (Early Years) and is passionate about connecting children to nature and their peers as a powerful means to stimulate creativity, social skills, emotional regulation and language development and many more educational outcomes.
|Outdoor learning which responds to current Australian Standards, Early Years Curriculum and Government Educational Goals.
|A holistic curriculum and ecological literacy developed and delivered by highly qualified and experienced professionals.
|An educational program that complements and further expands on your child's existing kinder and/or care.
We'd love to hear from you!
Email inquiries or call/ message +61 426 896 969