With many years of experience in early childhood education and as the Director of Bright Start Preschool, Ashleigh has developed and supported Educators to provide engaging programs for children.
Ashleigh is an advocate for the benefits of natural play, connections to the earth and environmental awareness. Ashleigh and her team have worked to develop, implement and evolve an award-winning Bush Kindy program that empowers children to connect with nature, their community and themselves while also developing their respect and care for the environment.
About The Session
Bush Kindy, or Forest Schools, are an emerging trend in early childhood education. Research shows that connections to nature and the environment have positive mental, physical and social benefits to the child; but where do you start?
Join Ashleigh to explore:
- The reasons behind the Bush Kindy journey;
Where the Bright Start Bush Kindy journey began and what they’ve learnt along the way
What happen at Bush Kindy; and
What Bright Start have planned for the future.