An all-weather, outdoor early childhood program is a unique experience (but fortunately one that is gaining popularity in Australia), and one that comes with many considerations regarding children’s safety. Here’s a list of questions we are most commonly asked about our Little Birdwings Forest Kindy program - and with no surprise they are mostly about … Continue reading What do you do when it rains? (and other frequently asked questions)
The importance of handcrafts for brain development
Just as it is impossible for us to work without immersion in nature, handcrafting is one of our cornerstone practices at Birdwings Nature. The process and the product of handcrafting and creativity are part of who we are and how we relate to our world. It is part of how we move through our seasonal shifts with the children and how we celebrate the gift of childhood.
Fun with friends in forest school
We love our Birdwings Bush Club and Little Birdwings Forest Kindy because children can have a natural childhood, playing and having fun with friends in nature.
Birdwings Nature Retreat is forest school for grown ups.
Birdwings offers forest school for grown-ups in our nature connection retreats. Relax and reconnect in the rainforest.
Acknowledgement of Country
Birdwings borrows a name from the Richmond Birdwing Butterflies the children saw, counted, and now work to protect. This butterfly is native to the area and belongs here and we use its name as promise we have made to the land. We acknowledge this is Kombumerri land and offer our deep gratitude to the Ngarang-Wal Gold … Continue reading Acknowledgement of Country
A Butterfly, a Vine and a Wish
Writen by Narell Neville, 2017 In a Bush Kindy deep in the rainforest at the base of Mt Tamborine. A place where the endangered Richmond Birdwing Butterfly (Ornithoptera richmondia) is known to live. The butterfly lays its eggs on the vines (Pararistolochia praevenosa) and the caterpillars eat this vine. However both the vine and the … Continue reading A Butterfly, a Vine and a Wish