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Tue, 11 Jun

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Aongatete

Nature Nest Playgroup Taster Sessions

A chance for you and your little one/s ( birth to 3 years) to be immersed in and connect with nature, play and come away feeling nourished.

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Nature Nest Playgroup Taster Sessions
Nature Nest Playgroup Taster Sessions

Time & Location

11 Jun 2024, 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Aongatete, 158 Morton Road, Aongatete 3181, New Zealand

About the event

The sessions are run on Tuesdays from 9.30-11am. The dates for the taster sessions this term are 4th June, 11th June and 18th June.

Nature Nest Playgroup is about providing a space for families to come together and support each other... a parenting 'villlage.' A place where one holds a baby for another to have some 1:1 time with their toddler, or watches over little ones in the mud kitchen whilst their grown up grabs a cuppa, where you can make connections and build relationships. A place where you come as you are and leave feeling like you have filled your cup. 

There are many areas in our wild garden for your children to explore and play- from mud kitchen fun, to sand play, fairy gardens, climbing and balancing logs/trees, flower gardens and more. Babies will enjoy watching the other children, listening to the birds, watching the leaves moving in the breeze and the light flickering though the trees. The hammock and swing are also big hits, from babies right up to the grown ups!

The whole session will be unstructured for the little ones to follow their interests and explore (there will not be the adult led craft/tool activities, camp fires and base camp circles that Nature Tots has). 

Families can bring their own snacks/lunch for them and their little ones to eat whenever suits them during the session. There will be hot drinks for grown ups to help themselves to.​

Kit List

The sessions are 100% outdoors, rain or shine! We have tarpaulins we put up and have some natural shelter however the children must be dressed appropriately so are ready for all weathers! There is no such thing as bad weather... just bad clothing!

Kit list:

Fitted long sleeved and long legged base layer.

Then one or two (on coldest days) top layers (thin and then thick jumper or thick jumper and coat and tights or leggings and trousers on top).

Waterproof suit on top.

One or two pairs of socks.

Wellingtons/closed toe shoes.

A warm hat, gloves and snood/scarf.

Complete change of clothes in a small backpack and usual nappy bag items.

Water bottle 

Parents please bring: 

A travel mug/cup with a lid for a warm hot drink for yourself and your children if you wish, there will be hot water and teas/coffees for you to help yourself to throughout the session.

A piece of fruit (or snacks) for shared morning tea and some extra snacks for your child during the session if they are likely to get hungry.

Waterproofs and layers to keep you comfortable during the session in all weathers.

Booking

Book online and ensure you have filled out a registration form for your child and a health and safety disclosure form. 

Cancellations

In the event of very high winds or stormy weather, the session may need to be cancelled as it is not safe to carry out sessions in such weather. In this event, you will be contacted as soon as possible and will either be refunded or where possible offered an alternative date.

Due to admin, planning and preparation we do not offer refunds on tickets once they have been bought however in circumstances where Little Forest Feet deems a refund necessary, 75% of the ticket price will be refunded to cover admin and booking fees. 

We hope to see you soon! Questions? Please send them to littleforestfeet@outlook.com

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