At Big Scrub Forest School we believe in nurturing children and giving them the time and opportunity to lead their own play and learning experiences. We see our roles as long-term mentors as opposed to deliverers of a curriculum. We are guided by nature's seasons and rhythms and we plan each session based on the children's interests and needs.

Outdoors all day, we follow a gentle, relaxed rhythm which includes time for free play, exploring, singing, making up stories, playing games that open up our senses, creating and tinkering with our hands, and even making our own toys.


Some of the activities on offer during the day might include:

  • nature based art

  • mindfulness activities - such as yoga, sit spot, awareness games

  • learning to use tools safely (knives, hammers, drills..)

  • exploring our forest

  • identifying bush tucker, wildcrafting

  • cubby/shelter building

  • storytelling

  • campfire cooking

  • climbing trees

  • making plant medicine

  • building fairy houses and bug hotels

  • gardening, tree planting, caring for native flora and so much more...​

Image by Sandra Seitamaa


After three amazing years in the Northern Rivers NSW, we have now moved to the Sunshine Coast and are looking forward to resume our forest kindy. 

Forest kindy is a drop-off program for children from 3 years. Register your interest here so we can let you know as soon as we are ready to get started. Meanwhile, why not join one of our nature playgroups?

We look forward to creating a new community of nature explorers in the Noosa area.