Nature Kids is a school holiday program that encourages children to play and learn in nature while discovering permaculture principles of earth care, people care and fair share.

Set at the Cairns Hinterland Steiner School with camping (BYO camping gear), healthy meals and all activities are included.

Each day has a theme, with arts and crafts, exploring their environment and earthly practices in tune with a daily rhythm of song and play with permaculture inspired learning.

This is back to nature program is available during the September school holidays - and open to any children who would like to attend. It is flexible for booking a minimum of 3 days or for the whole 2 week program (there is a show on the final evening, which the kids will be sharing their creativity through songs and movement, if they wish too!).


Early-Bird discount; $50 per day = $650 + gst.

Full Fee (after Aug 24th); $55 per day = $715 + gst

Casual (minimum of 3 days); $65 per day + gst


 Katherine Flynn (Kat) loves being creative and playing in nature and has a background in Outdoor Education, working in schools and kids clubs across Australia and Europe. She is also passionate about finding positive connections to our surrounding environment with children of all ages and loves creating eco art and craft, reading stories and photographing nature. Kat is a graduate of last year's Organic Motion PDC and is excited to be on the 2018 Nature Kids teaching team.

 Sunny Ray is a Kuranda based musician with a passion for nature and children. She is playful, resourceful and nurturing. She has 10 years experience in childcare as a nanny, daycare teacher, music teacher and childrens entertainer. Sunny is a permaculture enthusiast and loves to facilitate nature play activities that involve story tellings, music, movement, hands on creativity and teamwork. She is very excited to be one of Organic Motion’s Nature Kids teachers this year.

 Sue Higgins shared her home as a family day care carer, with Montessori philosophy. She has two grown daughters and young grand-daughter in whom will be attending the Nature Kids Program. After six years of travelling Australia, she is now a Kuranda local, for family and the love of the environment. She’s also the proud mother of Tonielle Christensen, one of the teachers for the Permaculture Design Course (PDC!).

Contact us if you would like to speak with one of the carers before registering.

Register for Nature Kids Program

Please read before registering.

Children must be over the age of 4 to be part of this program. Arrive to meet Sunny and Kat at 8:45 am and finish at 5:10pm. Morning, afternoon tea and lunch will be with provided, with dinner meals included when they join parents during the PDC course. Children must be signed in and out each morning and afternoon by parents/care givers. Camping onsite welcomed for families. Children who attend casually (parents are not part of the PDC course) can also camp with parents over night or go home and return each day. A phone call interview will be arranged upon registration to discuss the best care for your child.

Payment: Payment is required once registration is accepted and an invoice will be sent to reflect the ticket choice. A 10% discount is offer per extra child if multiple children are attending together.

Eg. 2nd child 10% discount, 3rd child 20% discount etc.

There is unfortunately no cancellation refunds.


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