I had the pleasure of meeting Claire and Craig from Natural Learners and running a media workshop and strategy session. Their passion for providing quality play-based before and after school care and vacation programs using natural and recovered materials and spaces is infectious. They understand community and have big dreams for the future. I can’t wait to watch their business grow.
My son loves the time he has at Natural Learners. You are doing so much for the generation of children in our community. I get excited of the opportunities you provide I can only imagine as a child the joy it must bring to them. Learning through play, Keeping it real
Absolutely awesome. The team is wonderful and dedicated to bringing out the best in my kids. They love their days spent there and i know they are in safe, caring hands
The dedication, innovation and commitment from everyone at Natural Learners (in particular Claire) is unrivaled. My 3 children are beautifully cared for whilst being challenged through new experiences. The philosophy of natural play and discovery makes Natural Learners excel in all that they do. We are so grateful to have our kids enrolled with Natural Learners.
Like most the daily struggle of the juggle of being a working parent/carer can come with some guilt, well a lot.
When I found out that our local Primary School in collaboration with a ‘child care’ provider would begin before and after school care this year I was over joyed. But then came the guilt of having to ‘leave’ my child in a ‘baby sitting’ service whilst myself and my husband went to work.
Well I couldn’t have been more wrong!
Natural Learners is NOT a baby sitting service, it is/they are an amazing group of individuals bringing back good old fashion play, the way we used to play when we were younger.
Climbing trees, riding bikes, digging in the dirt, learning to cook are all part of the core structure. Along with allowing kids to assess their own risks and make informed decisions with gentle guidance along the way.
I was in Lorne last week with my 7 year old daughter watching her climb higher and higher up a tree and I smiled to myself as I observed her assessing the risks and making her own decision as to when high enough was high enough. Before Natural Learners came along I would have been one of those parents/carers saying “Get down, that’s dangerous”, well not anymore.
In fact my husband and I don’t require the services of Natural Learners anymore but we choose to keep our daughter enrolled in the program two nights per week – one, there is no way that she would allow us to NOT let her be a part of the program and two, we can see the massive benefits and opportunities that are being provided.
Thank you so much Natural Learners, keep up the amazing program.
Many thanks for today Claire and team. The boys both really enjoyed their day. I just wanted to give a little positive feedback as sometimes we only receive the negative. Great to know when your doing a great job. Thanks and boys will be soon joining you again.
Claire and the team are so amazing. They are awesome play workers & carers. My son absolutely loves spending time with them.
Claire and Craig are my customers – I provide the apparel so the business is recognised quickly – hi vis apparel is important for people to wear if they need to stand out when crossing roads for example or during dawn/dusk when visibility is limited. Claire and Craig are responsible, honest and hardworking in every transaction they instigate with me. Having known Claire for just over ten years now I know that she has very high standards when it comes to raising children and values her role in in the community and with those she comes into contact with in high regard too.