- Awaruku Reserve (Torbay)
- Fowlds Park (Morningside)
- Mt Richmond (Mt. Wellington)
- Mission Heights Reserve (Mission Heights)
- Ambury Farm (Mangere Bridge)
We have found some natural spaces within our cities and operate a number of Nature Kindergartens, where tamariki spend the day/week in the outdoors. We follow the Scandinavian philosophy of There is no such thing as bad weather – just bad clothing therefore the programme operates in most weathers.
These programmes are influenced from a number of sources, including Steiner, Montessori, Reggio Emilia, Outdoor Adventure Education and Forest School programmes from Scandinavia and the United Kingdom.
Research shows significant time self-directed play in the outdoors develops better:
Out of our Papatoetoe and Clarks Beach Centres a group of children go out for the whole day to the same destination every week. This is great to develop a strong relationship with the area, our community, and each other.Learn more!
These play sessions in nature are parent, whanau or teacher led and are a great chance to meet other families. Usually two hours once a week.
For children from 0 to 6 years.Learn more!
These groups are outside the whole day in almost every weather condition.
Led by specially trained Forest School teachers with a 1:5 ratio. For children from 3 to 6 years.More info below!
For nature programmes enquiries of specific programme contact us
If you have any suggestions for more programmes send us a mail