The Nature Kinder Program is offered to all children at Black Rock Pre-School. It is a wonderful opportunity for the children to learn through their local environment. It is an educational program exclusively outdoors, conducted along the Black Rock Foreshore and Bay Trail. Children are encouraged to play, explore and learn in the natural environment and benefit from using only what nature provides. Outdoor learning improves children’s health, helps them engage with learning and leads to a greater connection with nature. The key feature is for children to spend regular, long periods of unstructured time in natural environments.
The benefit of Nature Kinder is the freedom and limited structure, so the children’s interest will direct the learning focus. Every session will be different for each group. The educators will take the opportunities to intentionally teach in response to the children’s interest.