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We would love the kids to pack their own bag to develop self-responsibility and to help them know what they have for the day. Video packing lists are available here.
General items they will likely need include:
The magical spaces we use for our programs are detailed on our website. A link to the map will also be sent with confirmation of your enrollment.
When you arrive, look for the bright green and orange flags! If you have difficulty finding us on the day of the program, please call the program leader. Their phone number will be detailed in the welcome email that should have landed in your inbox approximately one week prior to the session in which your child is enrolled.
Check out our Facebook page for some photos of the day - we do our best to take and post lots of photos, so maybe an image from the adventures of the day will spark some conversation.
Here are some suggestions of questions to ask your child about their day at KIN Village:
In the case of extreme weather (including by not limited to extreme heat, high winds, lightning and hail) or other dangerous situations, we will contact you via text message on the morning of the session to notify of a cancellation and you will be provided with a gift certificate. Please refer to section 8.3 of the Bookings Terms and Conditions.
In wet weather - please come prepared to play in rain, splash in puddles and test out your skills in building a waterproof cubby!
In hot weather - there are water-based activities to keep us cool, as well as shady areas to relax in. We will take some time to be in the shade, share stories and play games. We reapply sunscreen and require hats to be worn.
We monitor the weather closely, specific to the locations in which we meet.
Due to the timeframe of Bush Inventors' Club sessions, we will endeavour to seek shelter rather than cancel a session providing children's safety can be maintained.
In the case of extreme weather (including by not limited to extreme heat, high winds, lightning and hail) or other dangerous situations, we will contact you via text message on the morning of the session to notify of a cancellation. Unfortunately make-up sessions or refunds will be provided in this circumstance. This is rare circumstance.
Please refer to section 8.3 of the Bookings Terms and Conditions.
Please refer to section 7.1 of our Bookings Terms and Conditions - Families policy.
If there are no sessions available, with four business days' notice we are able offer a gift certificate for a future season.
For KIN Village, this means four business days prior to the session in which your child is booked.
For Bush Inventors' Club, this means four business days prior to the commencement of the series/term.
It is important we have correct and up-to-date medical and contact information for every child in attendance and for paperwork to be updated. Transfers between participants cannot be performed with less than four working days' notice.
It is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to assess whether their child has the capacity to take on the responsibilities at an Educated by Nature program. Educated by Nature facilitators will work together with the child, as much as practical, to assist with carrying out these play responsibilities.
We do not have matches at our programs. Instead, we use Fire Steels. These are not easy! Children must persevere, developing hand muscles and coordination skills, to be able to light the fire. Once lit, we use fire as an opportunity to teach cooking, and then as a catalyst for community building as we all sit around it.