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Nature Nest Playgroup

Play Connect Nourish Rewild

A calm, outdoor, nature based playgroup aimed at children from birth to 3 years and their parents/carers..

Had a rough night with no sleep? Come and chill in one of the hammocks with your little one. 

Looking for a place to connect with others? Come and have a cuppa and a chat and grow your 'village.'

Have a child that is happiest outdoors? Come and play!

It is held at our wild and wonderful nature spot at our home in Aongatete. We can't wait to share the space with you and your little ones. 



Date: Tuesdays (taster dates 4th, 11th and 18th June)

Time: 9.30-11am

Contribution: $10

Ages: Birth to 3 years

Location: Morton Road, Aongatete

We like to keep group size small to make both adults and children feel more comfortable. We will normally run sessions in blocks but are doing some taster sessions in Term 2 (dates below).

Pre booking is essential. 

Click below to book the taster sessions this term (please note, you may attend as many taster sessions as you like) or drop us an email below if you have any questions.

What to Expect

Nature Nest Playgroup is about providing a space in nature for families to come together and support each other... a parenting 'village.' 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 you and 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!

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 throughout the session.​

What is the difference between Nature Nest and Nature Tots?

 Nature Nest;

- Slightly shorter session (1.5 hours)

- Younger age range as the focus (birth to 3 years)

- No focused activities/tools/campfires

- There are no facilitator led circle times so the whole session is unstructured, allowing

families to come and go as they need, play uninterrupted and eat when best suits them.

- Families bring their own food

Nature Tots:

-Slightly longer session (2 hours)

- More focused on children aged 18 months- 4 years (younger siblings welcome)

- There will be activities teaching children how to use tools, campfires and nature craft/connection

- A few added provisions/resources in the site

- There is a shared morning tea with a facilitated story and singing circle to close

What is the same?

--Plenty of opportunity to Play, Connect, Nourish and Re wild!

-Tea and coffee will be provided at both, along with a glorious wild and wonderful

nature site to explore and lots of other families to connect and play with.

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