TimberNook Hunter Valley school holiday program SPRING 2022 Wednesday 5th Oct
Curriculum: Waltzing Matilda
Each morning, children will have the opportunity to awaken the senses amongst “Waltzing Matilda” themed loose parts and staged environments. This is an opportunity to explore, connect and get to know the space before coming together in the Big Barn for our welcome circle. The Big Barn will set the scene for our classic Australiana theme, Waltzing Matilda.
Each day of the Waltzing Matlida series will begin with an opportunity to explore TimberNook base camp and engage in free-flow play. The space will feature both small and large loose parts to inspire play, creativity and imagination. Careful staging of the environment will awaken all of the senses for our theme, Waltzing Matlida. Once all of our Wild Ones have checked in, we will come together in the Big Barn for our Morning Circle. This is the zone where the “creating” opportunities will take place. These opportunities are invitations to inspire childrens’ creativity and free-flow play. Any opportunity or invitation presented at TimberNook is always optional for the children. We encourage the children to lead their play and pursue their interests. Some of these opportunities will include:
-leatherwork (making bag tags)
-designing and making a tucker bag
-completing challenges and building shelters
-designing and making a cork hat
-making own billy and cooking over the campfire
Motor skills: children will build strength in their whole body as they haul loose parts to build shelters. Searching for clues as we hike and navigate steep and uneven terrain will strengthen their upper body and the core as well as promoting bilateral coordination. Children will work on motor control as they are creating maps and tucker bags. They will challenge their gross motor skills of balance and coordination as they run around in search of clues and other games of their choosing.
Sensory integration: Children will experience diverse tactile experiences as they manipulate rope, branches, tarps, planks and fabrics when creating structures. Campfire lighting and cooking, as well as our 30m water slide provide wonderful opportunities to awaken the senses.
Social skills: children practice listening to peers’ ideas, requesting materials and assistance from peers, regulating emotions, and sharing details about their creation with the group.
Cognitive skills: Completing challenges and creating structures is a creative, team-building activity. Children come up with their own ideas, collaborate with others, and then execute ideas as a group, which inspires higher-level creativity, advanced design and problem-solving skills. Children will solve clues, collaborate with others, and then execute ideas as a group.
Each day will usually involve the following:
-team building games
-campfire building / campfire cooking (weather dependant)
-water slide (weather dependant)
Children coming to multiple days can choose to be involved in something different to the previous day they attended, as there is a wide variety of choices.
- Please remember to be sun safe, pack sun safe bathers (or even an old t shirt!) and an extra pair of clothes to get changed into. Sunscreen will need to be applied upon arrival, then will be reapplied at midday.
- We will still light the fire and have snacks each day!
- We are also holding a competition for the children to create a Timbernook song! Prizes to be won!
We are a Creative Kids Provider, so we accept Creative Kids Vouchers. We do not accept Active Kids Vouchers however. To use these, you are required to register your child first and complete payment in full. You need to book for a MINIMUM OF TWO DAYS. Then email us at [email protected] to request to use your Creative Kids Voucher. You will need to provide to us:
-Child’s date of birth
-PayPal ID/bank account details for your reimbursement
Once you have sent your details through, we will apply your creative kids voucher to your booking and refund you the $100.
Cancellations by Timbernook Hunter Valley:
TimberNook Hunter Valley is an all-weather program – rain and shine are perfect for our outdoor activities. Having said that, in the event of dangerous weather (high winds, flooding, lightning) the program may be cancelled. Families will be provided with as much notice as reasonably possible and will be offered a credit for the cancelled session.
Cancellations by customers:
Cancellations 7 days or more prior to your booking may be refunded with a $10 admin fee per child. Cancellations after this time and up to 48 hours prior will be provided with a credit. Cancellations 48 hours or less notice will only be provided with a credit if your booking can be replaced.
Please note that credits will only be held for a period of 12 months and will only be applicable to the child named under the original booking.
We cannot refund US dollar payments so please select carefully when making a booking.
To make changes to your booking please email [email protected] or call us on 0422 527 549.
Timbernook Hunter Valley
Wild Ones (School Holidays) – Wednesday 5th Oct
Oct 5 - Oct 5
Times: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Ages: 5 - 13
957 Tocal Road, Paterson
Capacity: 28 (0 spots left)
$44.61 per child
We are sorry but this program is full. Please contact the provider to be put on the waitlist.