After encouraging engagement from early years services in local government areas Hume and Wellington Shire, our joint venture with Early Childhood Outdoor Learning Network (ECOLN), the Nature Kindergarten Facilitator Demonstration Project, is already expanding.

Facilitator Rose Major has added the City of Melton to the areas targeted for support. Early childhood education providers (kindergartens and childcare centres) in the three LGAs of Hume, Melton and Wellington Shire now have the chance to work with Rose to access support to launch off-site nature kindergarten projects. Supports include designing individualised professional learning opportunities for early childhood services and staff, delivered by ECOLN.

Rose is keen to hear from anyone working within the early childhood sector in Melton, as well as Hume or Wellington Shire who might like to participate in the project, or anyone working in the sector elsewhere who may be interested in participating at a later date. You can email Rose on