Nature Play Programme

4 year old programs

The Chelsea Kindergarten Nature Play Programme vision for the Chelsea Kinder community and beyond:

  • A community with a closer connection with nature
  • A healthier and more environmentally aware community
  • A well connected and cohesive community
  • A sense of belonging
  • The children developing confidence as they explore their environment
  • Creative, freedom, independent and resilient children

Chelsea Nature Play Programme will be a special part of the children’s total preschool experience. They will have the opportunity to explore the bush land in the local area, taking care of the trees, wildlife and extending the children’s awareness of the environment through play, exploring and learning. The children will discover things like playing in the rain, climbing trees, rolling down grassy mounds, balancing along fallen logs, get involved in dramatic play, drawing with sticks in the ground, jumping into puddles, collecting leaves, seed pods, bush flowers, making up new games and revisiting old games like hide and seek, exploring the wildlife like insects and birds. We also are continuing intentional teaching from bush kinder to beach environment and learning about beach life and exploring wildlife on the foreshore, rock pools, rubbish washed up on the shore, drift wood, nature, weather and the environment.