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Nature Playgroup

Tuesday 9.30 - 11.30am


0 - 4 years

Families stay for these sessions and enjoy the play and explorations.

Each session is based on the ideas and curiosities that arise from children’s interests as the program is child led and inquiry based so each day will look a little different. The Cottonwood educators will lead the nature session, through a predictable but flexible routine for young children which will include, greetings on the mat, sharing of special stories and activities, free play and exploration, morning tea and finish off with circle time of songs.

Children will have opportunities to engage in nature craft, earth art, stories and mindfulness experiences. They will explore the natural surrounding, learn about local flora and fauna and how these link to Indigenous ways of being and knowledge. Together we will look after the land on which we play and learn, developing a great sense of respect and care and taking on roles as nature warriors. The program offers diverse experiences to develop physical skills and engage in risky play in safe ways. We use real tools, build shelters and go on adventures!

Families come along to enjoy the slower pace and opportunity to connect with their child through authentic experiences. Families are able to connect with like minded families in the local community, build lasting friendships and enjoy the social aspect that Playgroup offers.

This is aimed for children aged 2-4 years, however siblings may attend (under 2 years free).

Trial Session - first session is complimentary

  • This way you can see if the program is a good fit for your program

  • No obligations to book full term


  • $25 a session / $225 a term for family with 2 children (extra children $5)

  • Payment plans available

  • Casual sessions available

Term sessions

  • Every Tuesday  

  • Follows school term dates

  • Held at Alex Griffiths Park, to the south of Currumbin Sanctuary.

  • We may visit other sites nearby, dependent on interests of group. 

What to bring;

You will be provided a full info pack once enrolled, but briefly your child will need  a backpack with lunchbox, water bottle, spare clothes and wear suitable clothes, enclosed shoes and a hat. We will provide the rest!

Currently there are no available spaces in this program, to express your interest click below

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