The Golden Grove

Introducing our new space. A space to explore food and nature together. Using science, story, music, gardening, cooking and play. The Golden Grove.

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The Golden Grove, exploring food and nature together...

Using the head, hearts and hands, we discover the world around us.

Starting humbly with the earth, the seed, the sun, the rain, and a little bit of love, the Golden Grove is a place to nurture the golden years of childhood.

  • We run early years programs
  • We run home school programs
  • We run primary school programs
  • We run family programs
  • We run parent programs
  • We run educator professional development programs
  • We run nature-based celebration offerings.

 

If it nurtures a child’s exploration of nature and food, during their golden years, then the Golden Grove is where it will happen

We are currently in stage 2. Fence up, beds in, water tank is assembled, shed is being built and we are running our key programs, Foodie Nature Play, our younger and older home school groups.

We would love to see you at one of our programs. You can book in below here.

The golden years of childhood

What types of programs do and will we offer?

We currently have 4 programs designed for The Golden Grove.

We are able to accommodate different groups and needs. Please read below and if you would like to discuss how you too can enjoy The Golden Grove, please reach out.

Home School groups

Primary School groups

Parent and Educator programs

What makes our programs unique?

Qualification

Programs are designed by Mandy who is a tertiary, post grad qualified health professional and educator.

Range

We use STEAM based exploratory techniques to engage the children in a relaxed way.

Connection

To the seasons, to the environment, to our food systems, to ourselves and each other, our community. Trust and connection are at the heart of all we do.

Educational

Linked to learning outcomes from the EYLF and Australian Curriculum for Kindergarten to year 6.

Location

We are based in Tuggerah on the stunning Central Coast, NSW. Easy access from the M1 freeway.

Collaboration

We love to collaborate with other like minded groups and schools in creating enriching learning opportunities for our children.

Our Golden Programs

Foodie Nature Play

A special time for the early years where children and parents come together to embrace and explore the grove.

Each week we are loosely guided by a seasonal theme, a food, an animal, a plant. We explore that through our hearts, hands and head using story, song, arts and crafts, cooking, gardening, experimentation and play. Lots of messy, child led play.

“Roots of understanding grow deep when curious minds are nourished in nature”. Nell Regan K.

DURATION

9:00am to 11:00am

AGE

from 0 to 6 year olds

COST

$22 per 2 child family

GROUP SIZE

15 families per session

* This sessions can be recreated for early learning centre or private playgroup excursions as well.

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Our Golden Programs

Home school groups

We explore our grove themed by the seasons, the plants, the foods growing and the animals around to delve deeper into the learning areas of science, maths, the arts, humanities and health.

We experiment and create. We engage, explore, explain and elaborate. We entertain our natural world, connecting and building a relationship with it and each other.

This is a drop off program.

DURATION

3 hours

AGE

4 to 6 years &

7 to 12 years

COST

$30 per child

$25 per additional sibling

GROUP SIZE

12 children for younger group (2 guides)

20 children for older group (3 guides)

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Our Golden Programs

Primary School Programs

We explore our grove themed by the seasons, the plants, the foods growing and the animals around to delve deeper into the learning areas of science, maths, the arts, humanities and health.

We experiment and create. We engage, explore, explain and elaborate. We entertain our natural world, connecting and building a relationship with it and each other.

Sessions can be planned to accommodate specific learning areas the class are focussing on at school.

* Sessions can be book each month, term or bi-annually.

DURATION

A minimum of 2 hours but it depends on the program developed.

AGE

from ES1 to S3

COST

starting from $400

GROUP SIZE

Dependant on the program

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Our Golden Programs

Parent and Educator programs

We run programs about feeding and gardening, as well as collaborate with other professionals to offer a holistic range of education opportunities for parents.

We create professional development programs for educators in the early years and primary to experience the outdoors and how nature can be used to explore learning areas in maths, science, the arts, humanities and health.

DURATION

a minimum of 2 hours

AGE

18 to 100 years

COST

dependant on the program

GROUP SIZE

dependant on the program

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What people say about us

All our programs are designed to nurture the exploration of nature and food, together.

We would love to see you at The Golden Grove. Book in a session this coming term. Booking can be made above, or click on the link below.

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