33-61 Edinburgh Road, Lilydale, 3140, Australia
Edinburgh College






Bush Kinder

Developing our next generation

At Edinburgh Early Learning, we are proud to have a specialised Bush Kinder program for all our early learners. This is a weekly session conducted on our larger campus bushland – rain or shine.

We want to give our children a chance to spend quality time outdoors. We believe that spontaneous play experiences in a natural environment is one of the most valued educational opportunities we can give our children.

Children are natural learners. Bush Kinder will provide your child with what nature has provided as learning materials. They will have the opportunity to play in the rain, roll down grassy mounds, balance along fallen logs, get involved in dramatic play, find insects and draw with sticks in the ground. The opportunities for children to construct their own learning are endless.

Benefits of Bush Kinder

The benefits of Bush Kinder programs are not only limited to children. Studies show that the reconnection with nature and outdoor spaces that Bush Kinder provides has also had a positive impact on the teachers, parents and the wider community.

  • Increased confidence, motivation and concentration.
  • Increased social, physical and language skills.
  • Deeper conceptual understanding and respect for the natural environment.
  • Increased social and imaginative play.
  • More varied risk-taking behaviours and positive dispositions towards risk and challenge.