Bush Kinder Program
At Alexandra & District Kindergarten kindergarten we believe in the importance of nature and outside play in a child’s learning and development. Numerous studies also support the need for children to spend time outside in nature.
Children are natural learners. Bush Kinder is held on Wednesdays for our 4 year old groups at McKenzie Nature Conservation Reserve for a 3 hour session. This session provides the children with the ideal learning environment: time and space to play in a natural setting, materials provided by nature and their own interests and enjoyment spurring them on in their learning. They will have the opportunity to play in the rain and the mud, roll down hills, balance on fallen logs, find insects, birds, animals and plants that engage their interest, use natural materials in creative ways, explore their understanding of the natural world, climb trees, expand their knowledge and hone their skills, and share these experiences with their friends, parents and teachers.
Thursday Bush Kinder Sessions
Group 1: 8.45am - 11.45am
Group 2: 12.45pm - 3.45pm
Tanya & Karen
Bush kinder runs all year round (excluding school holidays) and will only be cancelled in times of severe weather.
If cancellation is necessary you will be sent an SMS to your mobile phone and this may occur on the day of your session. Although cancellation is unlikely, the following information can be used as a guide to determine the possibility that a session may not be run. In most instances, staff will also assess local conditions on site.