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Nature Playcare Duo

Introducing Nature Playcare Duo!


Double your love of nature

Featuring two adventurous afternoons each week (we are planning on Wednesday and Friday afternoons running from Wed. Sept 11th to Fri. Dec. 13th).

What exactly is Nature Playcare?

Nature Playcare provides young children with an opportunity to immerse themselves in play-based learning in a natural environment. The Nature Playcare experience promotes respect for our natural environment and a sense of well-being in nature. Parents can expect an age-appropriate nature experience, which is designed to foster the development of each child's resiliency, confidence, creativity, imagination, and independence.

What does Nature Playcare look like?

Each session will begin with a short gathering followed by unstructured play and exploration
in the beautifully wild Gabriel Dumont Park. This includes children taking carefully managed and supported risks appropriate for their capabilities and the site (for example, sliding down a hill and
climbing or balancing along a log). Wildernook facilitators Jana Miller and Zoe Arnold will use holistic, child-centred practices to support each child’s development.

Requirements: This is a fully outdoor program that will proceed in all types of weather. To ensure your child has the best possible experience, outdoor clothing that can get dirty including rain pants, jacket, rubber boots (weather depending) are required. Suggestions for types of clothing
and layering will be provided on registration.

Is Nature Playcare the right fit for my/our child? we require that each child is able to communicate a need to go to the bathroom. Please contact if you have any questions about clothing or other requirements.

Parents will receive a detailed information package in advance of the program outlining the following information:

  • Program guidelines

  • Information on risky play

  • How we approach weather and illness

  • Recommended Clothing and Supplies

  • Washroom access

  • Emergency Procedures and First Aid

  • Location

Location: Gabriel Dumont Park

The price will be the same as our previous Nature Playcare experiences, which worked out to $25.00/two hours. This cost allows us to maintain a low child to teacher ratio.

Registration is not open yet. Please save the dates if this program interests your family.


Zoe and Jana

Earlier Event: August 6
Nature Playcare - Summer Camp Edition