Brunswick Bush School was the first Bush School and Bush kindy in the Byron Bay region. The phenomena of bush schools, or forest schools and forest kindergartens is sweeping the world, as a remedy for our sedentary and essentially indoor lives, and an answer to the growing body of research that demonstrates the necessity of outdoor play and nature connection for physical, emotional, and mental health. Whether you are looking for an alternative to traditional preschools or just some quality fun and friends for your child, you are in the right place! We offer an alternative to the 4 walls of a childcare or day care centre for preschool aged children, and a group for home school children 6-12 years old. We operate a 100% outdoors wilderness awareness program that reconnects kids to nature and to themselves. Located at the glorious Brunswick Heads, we spend the day outdoors teaching practical skills, as well as giving children vital time to connect with the earth in a fun, safe and nurturing way.
Our creative mentoring approach honors individuality, encourages self-sufficiency in learning, and awakens a kinship with nature. It trains youth to blend the awareness of a native tracker with the knowledge of a modern naturalist. Our program draws on traditions from indigenous cultures world-wide, emphasizing nature as teacher, and offering skills development, ecological knowledge, and awareness practices that inspire and empower children to continue their learning adventure beyond the program and into the landscape of their lives.
Coyote Mentoring is the name given to our facilitators creative mentoring approach. It is a distinctive and highly effective nature-based educational approach developed by Jon Young and Wilderness Awareness School.
Brunswick Bush School’s program allows children to experience a powerful set of nature skills that awaken a deep understanding and relationship with the natural world. Through core routines, skill-building projects, storytelling and play, our youth develop confidence and proficiency in key interconnected areas of learning.