FACILITATED PLAY SESSIONS
All play sessions are facilitated by an Early Childhood trained teacher and parent guide. During each session the environment is carefully prepared to inspire natural and meaningful play for your child and helpful parent guidance relating to the early years of parenting. These classes are inspired by principles of respectful parenting and natural child development. The content is evidence based and includes content of the Educaring/Pikler Approach and the Montessori method.
The environment is purposefully set up to invite babies to master their movements & actively explore a variety of developmentally appropriate concepts. Parents are encouraged to relax & observe their babies at play. Parenting topics are covered each week along with the opportunity for questions and answers. Topics include: Baby milestone development, sleep, caregiving routines, baby play and toys.
These classes allow active toddlers to direct their energy into free movement & active discovery of various concepts . They are safe to assert their independence & experiment with social interactions with their peers. Parents are encouraged to sit back & enjoy their toddlers at play. Topics include: understanding toddler conflicts, sleep, boundary setting, tantrums, toddler play, clear communication between parent and child.
NURTURED IN NATURE PLAYGROUPs (18MONTHS-4years)
These all weather outdoor classes invite children and parents to get out into the fresh air and engage with nature. These sessions will be run at local parks and beaches and will be set up with nature based activities and follow a set education structure including shared morning tea, stories and songs. Parent attendance & supervision is required at all times.
PLAY ENVIRONMENT SORT & SET
Our early childhood qualified play consultants assist you with:
Sorting toys in categories
Carefully preparing an orderly play environment specifically suited to the age and developmental stage of your child, including inviting presentation of play objects
Assist you in establishing a storage and rotation system, that will allow you to keep a neat and meaningful play space for your child\
A personalised play plan with suggested play objects and activities
THE NATURAL CHILD ONLINE SUBSCRIPTION
The Natural Child online is a monthly subscription package that aims to equip parents to set up age appropriate natural play spaces and promote independent play and healthy child development. Members will receive:
Access to free quarterly webinar based workshops related to early childhood play & development
Access to a Facebook community dedicated to discussion regarding the natural child’s development and play inspiration offered by qualified early childhood educators
Access to monthly Facebook live Q&A
Access to weekly video posts sharing various topics on development, play and activity ideas
Opportunity to share your play spaces and ask for suggestions from the community with moderation by Early Childhood Educators
Option to add on access to our Raise Early Parent Forum covering topics ranging from tantrums to toileting and principles of Respectful Parenting
EARLY CHILDHOOD PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Our early childhood trained professionals attend to both childcare and early learning centres in schools to empower staff with latest research regarding:
Caregiving routines and structures
Respectful care principles
Natural play principles
Early learning environments
Promoting caregiver, child relationships
New perspectives in behaviour management