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Early Learning

Nature Play Adventures

We have a wonderful variety of nature play and play-based activities for Early Learning Centres and Kindergartens. Excursions are offered at St Kilda Botanical Gardens and St Kilda Beach (including the penguin colony) and incursions at your centre. 

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Our most popular incursions and excursions are: 

  • Sensory Gardens
  • Minibeast Safari
  • Meet your Neighbours - Wildlife Discovery
  • Worm School
  • Edible and Indigenous gardens
  • Captain Trash
  • Our Beautiful Bay

Our qualfied Educators also deliver staff professional development workshops on a wide variety of sustainability, Indigneous and nature play topics.

Nature Play Activities Brochure

Book your Nature Play adventure!

For more information, please call the Education Team on 9525 3102 or email earlylearning@ecocentre.com

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Exposure to 'nature play' is an essential to early childhood learning. When we make links to sustainability and environment education in the early years we provide an important awareness which will shape the behaviours and skills of our children well into their futures. Access to nature, clean air, water and soil, are essential to a child's wellbeing and their neurological and cognitive development.


Boon Wurrung Foundation Logo The EcoCentre acknowledges the Kulin Nations, including the Yalukut Weelam clan of the Boon Wurrung language group, traditional owners of the land on which we are located. We pay respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Elder members of our multicultural community.