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Play on Earth

Nature Play for children aged 0 to 12.

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Bush Kids Playgroup Casual

Between Friday 19 April 2024 and Wednesday 24 April 2024
Excited to experience our Playgroup? Come join us for a unique session! Bush Kids Playgroup is tailored for children aged 6 months to 6 years, emphasizing uninterrupted free play in nature. We offer various activities like the mud kitchen, crafts, sensory trays, and more to spark inspiration. The real magic happens when children feel at ease to explore and play freely. Cost: $25 per family When: Wednesday 24th April Where: Kariong Eco-Garden Time: 9.30am - 11:30am This is a non-drop off program, parents are required to stay and supervise their children. Cancellation Policy - Participants are required to notify in writing: contact@playonearth.com.au, at least 5 business days before a playgroup session to cancel.
Kariong Eco-Garden
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Wild & Free Play

Between Thursday 18 April 2024 and Friday 26 April 2024
Wild & Free Play is a ‘drop and leave’ school holiday program designed for 4-12 year old's that allows children to freely explore their world and community with the support of Nature Educators and Mentors. These holidays, for Wild & Free Play Autumn, we will be learning to use the flint and steel to light campfires and cooking damper on the fire. There will be time to build with cubbies and tools! No two days at Play on Earth are the same, but typically they range from activities such as bush games, building shelters/teepees and nature exploration and crafts. Where: Kariong Eco-Garden Dates & Times: 18th April: 9am-1pm or 9am - 4pm 26th April: 9am-1pm or 9am - 4pm Cost: $75 per child (Sibling discount: $65) // Half day: $50 Fruit snack included & campfire snacks BYO lunch and water bottle
Kariong Eco-Garden
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Pearl Beach Playgroup Term 2 Jan 2024

Tuesday 30 April 2024
Join us for our Pearl Beach Playgroup located in the gorgeous Arboretum. Our playgroup offers parents a chance to connect with others and for children aged 0 to 6yrs to make new friends in a bush setting. We will facilitate and provide some inspiration – sensory trays, mud kitchen, crafts using real tools, exploring nature, and eco-art are just some of the many play ideas that evolve. Cost (Family tickets up to 3 siblings): Tuesdays - fortnightly - 5 weeks - $125 Casual Visit - $28 per week Term & Time: Tuesday 30th April, 14th, 28th May, 11th, 25th June Where: Pearl Beach Arboretum Time: 9.30am - 11:30am This is a non-drop off program, parents are required to stay and supervise their children. Cancellation Policy - Participants are required to notify in writing: contact@playonearth.com.au, at least 5 business days before a playgroup session to cancel.
Pearl Beach Arboretum
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Bush Kids Playgroup Term 2 2024

Between Wednesday 1 May 2024 and Friday 3 May 2024
Join us every week for our Bush Kids Playgroup, where parents can connect while children aged 0 to 6 years make new friends in a natural setting. We'll guide activities like sensory trays, mud kitchen, crafts with real tools, nature exploration, gardening, stories, songs and eco-art to inspire playful learning. Cost (Family tickets up to 3 siblings): 9 Week Term - $202.50 Casual Visit - $25 per week Term & Time: Wednesdays: 1st May - 26th June OR Fridays: 3rd May - 28th June Where: Kariong Eco-Garden Time: 9.30am - 11:30am *Term bookings are for one session per week - either Wednesdays or Fridays This is a non-drop off program, parents are required to stay and supervise their children. Cancellation Policy - Participants are required to notify in writing: contact@playonearth.com.au, at least 5 business days before a playgroup session to cancel.
Kariong Eco-Garden
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Bush Babies - Nature Sensory Group Term 2

Friday 3 May 2024
Bush Babies offers a sensory experience in nature designed for parents with infants aged 0-14months. Our focus is on fostering connections among new parents while promoting the cognitive development of your baby through exposure to the natural environment. Spending time in nature positively impacts infant brain development. Join us for a delightful group where you can engage in singing, sensory play, and meaningful moments with your baby, all within the embrace of nature and the company of fellow parents. Event Details: Fridays from 1pm to 2pm The session comprises 30 minutes of sensory class followed by another 30 minutes for socialising & relaxing in nature. Age: 0-1yr Term Dates: May 3rd - June 28th Cost for the 9 week term: $100 Casual visit: $15 Cancellation Policy: Kindly inform us in writing at least 5 days before the upcoming session for a refund. In case of illness preventing attendance, please reach out, and we may arrange a makeup session for
Kariong Eco-Garden
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Bush Play School

Between Thursday 9 May 2024 and Thursday 4 July 2024
Bush Play School provides a space for children aged 4-12 to play, explore, take risks, and connect with nature. We are child-led, meaning that throughout the term, children may participate in any of the following activities: The art of making fire and bush cooking, nature crafts, whittling with pocket knives, building with tools, flora and fauna ID, nature journaling, scavenger hunts etc Details: Investment: $45 per week or $50 casual visit Ages: 4-12 (Children must be independently toileting) When: Thursdays - Fortnightly 9th May - 4th July Where: Kariong Eco-Garden Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm This is a drop off program, parents are not required to stay with their children, but are welcome to stay. Cancellation Policy - Participants are required to notify in writing: contact@playonearth.com.au, at least 5 business days before the term to cancel.
Kariong Eco-Garden
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Fire Striking & Campfire Cooking

Thursday 4 April 2024
Explore the basics of fire starting with flint and steel in our Fire Striking and Campfire Cooking program. Learn to make damper and cook it over the flames, and enjoy treats like marshmallows and popcorn. It's a hands-on experience in outdoor cooking and survival skills. Where: Kariong Eco-Garden Time: 9:30am-12:30pm Ages:4-12yrs (drop off optional) Cost: $45 per child (Sibling discount: $40 Campfire snacks (damper and marshmallows) provided.
Kariong Eco-Garden
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Bush Kids Playgroup Term 1 Jan 2024

Between Wednesday 20 March 2024 and Wednesday 27 March 2024
Join us each week, for our Bush Kids Playgroup. Our playgroup offers parents a chance to connect with others and for children aged 0 to 6yrs to make new friends in a bush setting. We will facilitate and provide some inspiration – sensory trays, mud kitchen, crafts using real tools, exploring nature, large loose parts and eco-art are just some of the many play ideas that evolve. Cost (Family tickets up to 3 siblings): Wed - 9 Week Term - $202.50 Fri - 8 Week Term -$180 Casual Visit - $25 per week Term & Time: Wednesdays: 31st Jan - 27th Mar OR Fridays: 2nd Feb - 22 Mar Where: Kariong Eco-Garden Time: 9.30am - 11:30am *Term bookings are for one session per week - either Wednesdays or Fridays This is a non-drop off program, parents are required to stay and supervise their children. Cancellation Policy - Participants are required to notify in writing: contact@playonearth.com.au, at least 5 business days before a playgroup session to cancel and rec
Kariong Eco-Garden
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Pearl Beach Playgroup Term 1 Jan 2024

Between Tuesday 27 February 2024 and Tuesday 26 March 2024
Join us for our Pearl Beach Playgroup located in the gorgeous Arboretum. Our playgroup offers parents a chance to connect with others and for children aged 0 to 6yrs to make new friends in a bush setting. We will facilitate and provide some inspiration – sensory trays, mud kitchen, crafts using real tools, exploring nature, and eco-art are just some of the many play ideas that evolve. Cost (Family tickets up to 3 siblings): Tuesdays - fortnightly - 4 sessions: $100 Casual Visit - $28 per week Term & Time: Tuesday 13 Feb, 27 Feb, 12 Mar, 26 Mar Where: Pearl Beach Arboretum Time: 9.30am - 11:30am This is a non-drop off program, parents are required to stay and supervise their children. Cancellation Policy - Participants are required to notify in writing: contact@playonearth.com.au, at least 5 business days before a playgroup session to cancel.
Pearl Beach Arboretum
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Bush Babies - Nature Sensory Group

Between Friday 9 February 2024 and Friday 22 March 2024
Bush Babies offers a sensory experience in nature designed for parents with infants under the age of one. Our focus is on fostering connections among new parents while promoting the cognitive development of your baby through exposure to the natural environment. Spending time in nature positively impacts infant brain development. Join us for a delightful group where you can engage in singing, sensory play, and meaningful moments with your baby, all within the embrace of nature and the company of fellow parents. Event Details: Fridays from 1pm to 2pm The session comprises 30 minutes of sensory class followed by another 30 minutes for socialising & relaxing in nature. Age: 0-1yr Term Dates: February 2nd to March 22nd Cost for the 8-week term: $80 Casual visit: $15 Cancellation Policy: Kindly inform us in writing at least 5 days before the upcoming session for a refund. In case of illness preventing attendance, please reach out, and we may arrange a makeup session for
Kariong Eco-Garden
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Bush Kindy Term 1 2024

Between Thursday 29 February 2024 and Thursday 21 March 2024
Bush kindy provides a space for children aged 3-6 to play, explore, take risks, and connect with nature. We are child-led, meaning that throughout the term, children may participate in any of the following activities: The art of making fire and bush cooking, nature crafts, whittling with pocket knives, building with tools, flora and fauna ID, nature journaling, scavenger hunts etc Details: Investment: $315 per child // $295 Sibling // Casual Visit - $50 Ages: 3.5 - 6yrs (Children must be independently toileting) When: Thursday 8th Feb - 21st Mar (7week term) Where: Kariong Eco-Garden Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm This is a drop off program, parents are not required to stay with their children. Cancellation Policy - Participants are required to notify in writing: contact@playonearth.com.au, at least 5 business days before the term to cancel.
Kariong Eco-Garden
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Homeschool Bush Play

Between Thursday 29 February 2024 and Thursday 21 March 2024
Homeschool Bush Play provides a space for children aged 4-12 to play, explore, take risks, and connect with nature. We are child-led, meaning that throughout the term, children may participate in any of the following activities: The art of making fire and bush cooking, nature crafts, whittling with pocket knives, building with tools, flora and fauna ID, nature journaling, scavenger hunts etc Details: Investment: $315 per child // $295 Sibling // Casual Visit - $50 Ages: 4-12 (Children must be independently toileting) When: Thursday 8th Feb - 21st Mar (7week term) Where: Kariong Eco-Garden Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm This is a drop off program, parents are not required to stay with their children. Cancellation Policy - Participants are required to notify in writing: contact@playonearth.com.au, at least 5 business days before the term to cancel.
Kariong Eco-Garden
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Wild & Free Play

Between Thursday 18 January 2024 and Thursday 25 January 2024
Wild & Free Play is a ‘drop and leave’ school holiday program designed for 4-12 year old's that allows children to freely explore their world and community with the support of Nature Educators and Mentors. These holidays, for Wild & Free Play Summer, we will be focusing on shelters, cubbies and tools! No two days at Play on Earth are the same, but typically they range from activities such as bush games, building shelters/teepees and nature crafts. This Summer we will be learning to create bows and arrows from sticks. Where: Kariong Eco-Garden Dates & Times: 18th January: 9am-1pm 25th January: 9am-1pm or 9am - 4pm Trial option: Come for 1 hour of play between 9am-10am or 10am-11am - Parents can drop off or stay. Cost: $75 per child (Sibling discount: $65) // Half day: $50 // Trial: $10 Lunch Included (not for trial)
Kariong Eco-Garden
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Bush Kids Playgroup Holiday Play

Between Wednesday 17 January 2024 and Wednesday 24 January 2024
Join us, rain or shine for our Bush Kids Playgroup. Our playgroup offers parents a chance to connect with others and for children aged 0 to 6yrs to make new friends in a bush setting. We will facilitate and provide some inspiration – sensory trays, mud kitchen, crafts using real tools, exploring nature, large loose parts and eco-art are just some of the many play ideas that evolve. Cost (Family tickets up to 3 siblings): $25 per session Date & Time: Wed 17th Jan 2024 & Wed 24th Jan 2024 Where: Kariong Eco-Garden Time: 9.30am - 11:30am This is a non-drop off program, parents are required to stay and supervise their children. Cancellation Policy - Participants are required to notify in writing: contact@playonearth.com.au, at least 5 business days before a playgroup session to cancel and rec
Kariong Eco-Garden
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Bush Kids Playgroup Term 4

Between Wednesday 6 December 2023 and Friday 15 December 2023
Join us each week, rain or shine for our Bush Kids Playgroup. Our playgroup offers parents a chance to connect with other parents and for children aged 0 to 6yrs to make new friends in a bush setting. We will facilitate and provide some inspiration – Tool play, mud kitchen, cubby building, exploring, large loose parts and eco-art are just some of the many play ideas that evolve. Cost (Family tickets up to 3 siblings): 10 week Term - $225 Casual Visit - $25 per week Term & Time: Wednesdays: 11th October - 13th December OR Fridays: 13th October - 15th December Time: 9.30am - 11:30am *Term bookings are for one session per week - either Wednesdays or Fridays (10 sessions total). This is a non-drop off program, parents are required to stay and supervise their children. Cancellation Policy - Participants are required to notify in writing: contact@playonearth.com.au, at least 5 business days before a playgroup session to cancel and receive a refund.
Kariong Eco-Garden
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Holiday Workshops (CANCELLED)

Between Tuesday 3 October 2023 and Friday 6 October 2023
Play on Earth programs occur in stunning nature spaces where children come together to play, explore, take risks and immerse themselves in nature. We follow the Forest Schooling philosophy where we provide the time, the space and the tools for children to learn new skills as they immerse themselves in nature through self-initiated experiences using only the natural materials on hand. Our holiday programs will involve cubby building, bush exploration, tool use, bush games and much more. Session details: Bush Kindy: Tuesday 3rd October Time: 9:30am-11:30pm Ages: 3-7years (NON DROP-OFF PROGRAM) Cost: $35 per child (under 2 free) Drop off fee: $10 per child (please contact) Bush Kids Playgroup: Thursday 5th October Time: 9:30-11:30 Ages 0-6 (NON DROP-OFF PROGRAM) Cost: $25 per family Cubbies & Craft: Friday 6th October Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm Ages: 5-12 years (DROP OFF PROGRAM) Cost: $50 per child Parents are not required to stay for this program.
Kariong Eco-Garden
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Cancelled (CANCELLED)

Friday 22 September 2023
Join us each week, rain or shine. Weekly Bush Kids playgroup is hands-on, full of child-led fun. Each session starts with a Welcome, storytime, nature games and then the fun part, we break into 100% child-led nature play. We will facilitate and provide some inspiration – Tool play, bush kitchen, cubby building, exploring, bushwalking, eco-art are just some of the many play ideas that evolve. Cost 10 week Term - $200 Term & Time Wednesday: 19 Jul - 20 Sept Fridays: 21 Jul - 22 Sept Time: 9.30am - 11:30am Location: Kariong Eco Garden 2 Dandaloo St, Kariong NSW, 2250
Kariong Eco Garden
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Bush Kids Playgroup

Between Wednesday 19 July 2023 and Friday 22 September 2023
Join us each week, rain or shine for our Bush Kids Playgroup. Our playgroup offers parents a chance to connect with other parents and for children to make new friends in a bush setting. We will facilitate and provide some inspiration – Tool play, mud kitchen, cubby building, exploring, large loose parts and eco-art are just some of the many play ideas that evolve. Cost 10 week Term - $225 Book for the 9 weeks remaining = $202.50 Casual Visit - $25 per week Term & Time: Wednesdays: 19 July - 20 September OR Fridays: 21 July - 22 September Time: 9.30am - 11:30am *Term bookings are for one session per week - choose either Wednesdays or Fridays (10 sessions in total). This is a non-drop off program, parents are required to stay and supervise their children. Cancellation Policy - Participants are required to notify in writing: contact@playonearth.com.au, at least 5 business days before a playgroup session to cancel and receive a refund for any unused sessions.
Kariong Eco-Garden
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Open Day

Friday 7 July 2023
We are having a free* open day for our subscribers to check out what we are all about. When: Friday 7th July Time: 9:30am - 12pm (Join us when it suits you) What: We will have play stations for the kids to enjoy such as; the mud kitchen and orange juicing, as well as loose part play in the bush. Cost: Free* - Please bring a gold coin donation to support the Kariong Eco-Garden Where: Kariong Eco-Garden - 2 Dandaloo St, Kariong. Bring: Water bottle/snacks for kids and a change of clothes.
Kariong Eco-Garden
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Bush Kids Playgroup (trial session)

Wednesday 21 June 2023
Join us rain or shine for a fun filled trial session of Play on Earth! Bush Kids playgroup is hands-on, full of child-led fun. Each session starts with a play in the garden and mud kitchen, followed by a Welcome, storytime, songs and then the fun part, we break into child-led bush play. We will facilitate and provide some inspiration – Tool play, bush kitchen, cubby building, exploring, bushwalking, and eco-art are just some of the many play ideas that evolve. Cost: Free (this is a trial session - future sessions will be $20 per family)
Kariong Eco Garden