"Outdoor spaces with plants, trees, rocks, mud and water invite open ended interactions, spontaneity, risk taking and a connection with nature"


If you are a preschool or daycare centre, we can run Bush Kindy sessions for you. Whether this is a one-off event for Outdoor Classroom or World Environment day, or a regular weekly session, we can come to your site and run your sessions for you.


This includes:

    •    A qualified Level 3 Forest School Leader with First Aid certificate and Working with Children check
    •    All the resources provided

    •    Risk assessments done for you.

Our programs are tailored to meet your curriculum requirements whilst engaging children is fun, challenging, yet achievable activities that help them connect with nature and develop their social and emotional skills. Our prices are comparable to supply teachers, so it's a great way to relieve your staff for non-contact time at an affordable price.

Currently we are available within Ballina Council and Byron Shire.


What children will experience


The program runs for 2 hours. During a Bush Kindy session, we may explore bush tracks, look for wildlife, identify birds with binoculars or observe changes to the flora and fauna on our site. The children will have the opportunity participate in physical activities such as digging, constructing, climbing rocks and trees, as well as other fun activities like playing with mud, bushcraft, handcraft and learn to use real tools.

Children are natural learners. Our Bush Kindy program will provide children with the time and an ideal environment for them to learn in – child-led, uninterrupted play in the bush, using what nature has provided as learning materials. All activities are risk-assessed to ensure children can have fun and be safe at the same time.

Contact us to discuss how we can tailor make a program for you today.


Big Scrub Nature Play offers nature playgroups and forest school sessions in Lennox Head, Ballina and Byron hinterland. We provide a warm, inviting and stimulating environment which nurtures children and embraces families as partners in a community of learners.


Big Scrub Nature Play acknowledges that we work and play together on the traditional land of the Bundjalung people.


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