CERES Nature Playgroup: Term 4 (previously Bush Kinder)
Every Monday 10 am -12 pm, 14 October to 2 December 2019
Designed for children 3-5 years old accompanied by a guardian. Join Lauren, our experienced Early Years Outdoor Educator, as she introduces the wonders of the outdoors through building bush cubbies, making art using natural objects, meeting insects & worms, visiting the CERES farm chickens, walking along the Merri Creek, plus more!
"Being outdoors in nature offers unplanned, unknown, unpredictable encounters; these are significant provocations for learning." (Adapted from Waters, 2012)
$200 for 8 weeks, Concession $160
Meet at The Village Green at CERES Community Environment Park
For further questions please call (03) 9389 0146 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Cancellations and Refunds
If you decide to withdraw 7 or more days prior to the program date CERES will retain a 10% administration fee. If you decide to withdraw less than 7 days prior to the program date CERES will retain 100% of your workshop fee
- Child-led nature-play and curiosity are at the heart of this program. Our carefully designed learning experience will connect your children with nature, allow them to explore independently, discover the wonders of our natural world and participate in caring for our environment.
- Your children will experience the wonders of the outdoors through building bush cubbies, making art using natural objects, meeting insects & worms, visiting the CERES farm chickens, walking along the Merri Creek, plus more!
- Children should bring a hat, water bottle, and a snack. Consider bringing along a change of clothes as things may get messy!
Outdoor clothing that can get dirty, closed toe shoes and a hat. Please dress for all weather conditions.
Children age 3-5 years-old accompanied by an adult.
Vendor since 2016
CERES – Centre for Education and Research in Environmental Strategies, is an award winning, not-for-profit, sustainability centre located on 4.5 hectares on the Merri Creek in East Brunswick, Melbourne.
We are a not-for-loss community business. We run extensive environmental education programs, urban agriculture projects, green technology demonstrations and a number of social enterprises including a market, grocery, café, community kitchen, organic online supermarket and a permaculture and bushfood nursery.
CERES (pronounced ‘series’) is a place where people come together to share ideas about living well together, and directly participate in meeting their social and material needs in a sustainable way. Through social enterprises, education and training, employment and community engagement, CERES provides the means by which people can build awareness of current local and global issues, and join in the movement for economic, social and environmental sustainability.
For thousands of years the Wurundjeri people lived on the land where CERES now stands. The Merri Creek was a focus of their lifestyle, a place to swim and play and a vital source of food. Following the European invasion, the Victorian gold rush and the growth of Melbourne city, the site was quarried for bluestone then turned into a landfill site… As industry moved in the water became polluted and the trees and wildlife disappeared.
CERES Education requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer. Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email CERES Education to organise a refund or transfer
Cancellations and Refunds
CERES reserves the right to cancel workshops due to insufficient numbers.
If we cancel the workshop you will be entitled to a 100% refund, or you may choose to transfer to another date, subject to availability.
If you decide to withdraw 7 or more days prior to the workshop date CERES will retain a 10% administration fee.
If you decide to withdraw less than 7 days prior to the workshop date CERES will retain 100% of your workshop fee.