Category Archives: Early Childhood Education

What do young children need more of outdoors?

Our recently published research sheds light on what young children might need more of in their outdoor learning environments. How do we stimulate well rounded play, physical activity, motor development and simply the joy of being outdoors? In a word … Continue reading

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Our research continues on re-natured outdoor early childhood spaces

Garden Drum’s Helen Young reports on the KinderGardenProject: Putting the Green Back into Kindergartens a collaboration between the City of Ballarat, Deakin University, Uniting Care, Flemings Nurseries and Eureka Community Kindergarten Association: Putting ‘garden’ back into kindergarten

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Nature-Outdoors Important for Children’s Emotional, Spiritual and Physical Wellbeing

Very happy to be part of the collaborative work between Fleming’s Nurseries, Mission Australia Early Learning, Deakin University City of Ballarat, ECKA, Uniting Care Ballarat connecting children to nature and the outdoors from a very early age: Kinder-gardens new focus for … Continue reading

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“Miracle Microgreens” – For Home, Early Childhood Settings and Schools

About 12 months ago I came across an article in Organic Gardener Magazine Jan/Feb 2012 by Justin Russell on Microgreens. Microgreens are a super fast super food that are easy to grow in a wide variety of containers, well suited … Continue reading

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