Balee Koolin Bubup Bush Playgroup

About the program

A culturally-safe, supported playgroup for Aboriginal and Torres-Strait Islander children, carers and parents to have fun together in the bushland at Stringybark Picnic Area. Each week families engage in a series of play and nature-based activities involving bush exploration and tracking, cultural activities, reading Aboriginal storybooks, oral storytelling, songs and rhymes, dance, craft and the learning of the local Aboriginal language. The program is directed in consultation with an Elder who visits regularly. There are also regular events with visits from Elders, artists, storytellers, etc.

Who it's for?

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children up to 5 years, their carers and families.

When?

Tuesdays 10.30am - 12.30pm during school terms.

Please note:

Due to the ever evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and in the interest of community health and safety we have suspended all of our face to face group programs until further notice.

You can find out more about our COVID-19 response here.

Where?

Stringybark Picnic Area
Royal Botanic Gardens
Victoria, Cranbourne

Cost

No charge.

To access this program or find out more, contact:

Jaffa Richardson
Email: janine.richardson@rbg.vic.gov.au
Phone: 0418 138 346

Trish Magree
Email: trish.magree@rbg.vic.gov.au
Phone: 03 5990 2206

This program is funded through the Communities for Children initiative. 

The program is run by our facilitating partner Casey-Cardinia Library Corporation in conjunction with Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Cranbourne.


 

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Learning in a step by step process that we have to follow, we can’t reach the last step without stepping the first step. If we as educators succeed in building trust and connectivity then learning is fun. “To be in your children’s memories tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today”.

Naeve, Windermere Early Childhood Educator - Melbourne