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Term 1- Thursdays 9.30-11.15am

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Aongatete

Nature Tots Playgroup- Booking open January 2024

A chance for you and your little one/s ( birth to 4yrs) to be immersed in and connect with nature and come away feeling nourished. A playgroup with a focus on free play, building resilience, confidence and creativity and a space for parent/carers to connect with other like minded families.

Nature Tots Playgroup- Booking open January 2024
Nature Tots Playgroup- Booking open January 2024

Time & Location

Term 1- Thursdays 9.30-11.15am

Aongatete, 158 Morton Road, Aongatete 3181, New Zealand

About the event

The sessions are run on Thursdays from 9.30-11.15am; the dates for the term 1 block of sessions are:

22nd, 29th February and 7th March.

The children are free to explore the space and we encourage them to lead their own learning. There will be areas set up for them to engage in natural messy/sensory play, plenty of things to climb, lots of imaginative and creative play, craft, books and more. New activities or areas will be set up over the course of the weeks and some tool use may be introduced as the children's skills develop as we get to know the children. We will model language to help promote children's risky play in a safe way and will use the environments wonderful natural resources to support open ended play. Being in a natural enviorment with your child will hopefully be as much for you as it is for your child as you bring a little slower pace,  space, fresh air and bird song to your week (oh and did we mention a warm cuppa!).

We run the sessions in blocks becuase the Forest School approach  and being in nature benefits children (who attend regularly) in so many ways; greater independence, imagination, improved social and communication skills, physical development, risk management, understanding of the world, the ability to nurture, resilience, confidence and also their physical and mental health. Attending over a few weeks means we can get to know the families, plan for their needs and interests and build relationships. It also gives everybody the chance to really settle into the environment, rhythms and group. 

The sessions will be run by a qualified Forest School Level 3 practitioner who is also a qualified Primary School Teacher (with an Early Years Specialism). 

FAQ:

Do I need to pay for my baby? 

- You do not need to pay for siblings that are under 6 months if attending with one full paying child/adult. If your only child is under 6 months you will need to pay for a adult/child ticket.

What do you do if it rains? 

- We get in our wet weather gear and have extra fun jumping in the muddy puddles! We do have some tarps we can put up to shelter some areas but the children normally just want to play out in the rain! In the event of storms or high winds, sessions are cancelled for everyone's safety due to high canopy trees.

For more FAQ, head to our FAQ page or send us an email if you can't find what you are looking for. 

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!

The children must wear or bring:

Waterproof trousers and jacket/suit (in the event that rain is forecast)

Wellingtons/closed toe shoes.

Sun hat and sun cream, insect repellant if your child or you are prone to getting bitten. 

Ideally long sleeved/legged tops/trousers to help protect against the sun, scrapes and bites/stings etc.

Complete change of clothes in a small backpack

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.

Booking

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

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

Tickets

  • Nature Tots Ticket -3 sessions

    One adult and one child (additional babies under 6 months free with this ticket).

    $25.00
    Sold Out
  • Sibling- Term 1 Block

    This ticket is for one additional sibling (over 6 months and under 4years) in addition to one full paying child/adult for term 1.

    $30.00
    Sale ended
  • Family ticket- Term 1

    This is a ticket for up to 2 adults and 3 children to attend the Nature Tots Playgroup Term 1.

    $115.00
    Sale ended
  • Additional Adult Term 1

    This ticket is for one additional adult for Term 1

    $15.00
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  • Additional Sibling ONE SESSION

    This gives an additional sibling (ages 6 months to 4 years) a place at Nature Tots on ONE SESSION.

    $3.00
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  • Additional Adult- ONE SESSION

    This gives one additional adult a place at Nature Tots for ONE SESSION.

    $1.50
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