Building Trust and a Culture of Nature Connection at Mulberry Tree

This term, Trudi and Fay have been consulting with Mulberry Tree Childcare and Kindy at their long day-care and OSHC centres. A large part of the consultation process has been demonstrating to the educators how simple and engaging nature connection can be. Nature connection in our classrooms involves a lot of trust. Firstly, we have…

Consultancy with Mulberry Tree

This year we were delighted to be invited by Mulberry Tree Childcare to assist them in enhancing their philosophy of “Nature Leading Learning”. We have been working with their childcare centres, Indigo Montessori kindergartens and OSHC after-school kids clubs to train their educators in aspects of nature pedagogy and nature playwork as well as modelling…

Educated by Nature: A Social Enterprise

From the very beginning, Educated by Nature has chosen to be a Social Enterprise – an organisation with the mindset of a business and the heart of a not-for-profit. We are registered and operate as a company. Daniel Burton is our Chief Executive Officer and Trudi Bennett is our Business Development Manager. We act for…

Beach School: An opportunity for ‘Heavy Work’

Since Term 3, 2020, our CEO and co-founder Daniel Burton has been working alongside Scotch College as a part of the FORM Creative Schools program. Throughout this program, Daniel’s role as a Creative Practitioner has been to support the implementation of alternative pedagogies – exploring creative ways to provide authentic, innovative learning opportunities for students….

Daniel on Play it Forward!

Last July Daniel was a guest on Wearthy’s podcast – Play it Forward. Take a listen to hear Lukas and Daniel discuss rites of passage, nature/community/self connection, choosing the bush over a playground, adult barriers to play, climbing trees and trusting the competence of children. “Hosted by international keynote speaker, educator and founder of Wearthy;…

Wandering with Wonder

Wandering is one of the core routines of Nature Connection in the Art of Mentoring philosophy. It is about following what catches your senses or your heart and following that impulse to wander and explore. It evokes a sense of peacefulness as well as curiosity. The Art of Wandering may also open the possibility for…