Bush Kindy Playgroup

Currently cancelled due to COVID-19 lockdown

updated 11 October 2021

Our Bush Kindy Playgroup is open to the public (registration required) on Mondays from 10:00-11:30am.

Bush Kindy Playgroup is all about getting out in the bush together, nature play, nature connections, loose parts play, making friends and enjoying the great outdoors. You do not have to be affiliated with the preschool to attend, however our preschoolers are always invited to attend the bush kindy playgroup – so you’ll likely meet them!

We meet outside Sustainable Play Preschool at 10am, head off into the bush down our quiet street, and return by 11:30am! Group preschool tours are welcome during the 30 minutes before and after the playgroup – these can be scheduled below.

COVID UPDATE: To comply with current COVID restrictions as an ‘organised outdoor gathering’, we require masks for the duration of the playgroup, even when outside. 

Recommended ages are 1-6. Younger children are welcome if they can handle or you can carry them over steep / uneven terrain.
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Payment Policy: It is $8 per family to join including both parents and children (up to 2 children). If you are bringing more children or are a family day care joining us, due to providing appropriate staffing for the number of children, we need you to register each additional child separately (for family day cares with siblings attending, you are welcome to group 2 siblings under 1 payment).

Cancellation Policy: We will cancel Bush Kindy in the event of extreme weather – notifying you via email by 8AM on Monday. We will reschedule with you to come adventure with us on another Monday that suits you. We conduct bush kindy in the rain, so be prepared to attend with rain gear even on rainy days. We do not offer refunds or rescheduling on days that we do operate bush kindy in rainy weather.

We are now offering Group Preschool Tours for 30 minutes before and after the Bush Kindy Playgroup for any families who want to come early or stay late for a tour and play in the preschool. You can join the group tour when you arrive or book it in below!

Sustainable Play Preschool, located in Barnsley, NSW, provides high-quality child care for preschool aged children, 3-6 years, in the Lake Macquarie and Newcastle area. We are a small day care centre with sustainability at the heart of our mission, teaching children environmentally friendly and regenerative routines as they engage in our play-based, child-directed curriculum. We encourage nature play and connection with gardening and cooking classes (with garden produce) as well as invite them to spend time outdoors in our bush kindy program and large outdoor nature areas at the centre. Meals and snacks are included in our daily fees and follow a nutritious, colorful, dietitian approved plant-based menu.