Designed especially for pre-schoolers, our workshops are an opportunity to develop fine and gross motor skills while investigating, hypothesising and experimenting with materials.

Current workshop themes for toddlers and pre-schoolers are Noisemakers, Under The Sea and Float Your Boat and Ocean Loose Parts Play. Pick one workshop or combine them using our Exploring the sea format. Customised workshops are also available.  

We guarantee a playful and inclusive experience with warm and engaging educators that encourage the under-5’s to feel like they belong to a curious, creative and co-operative community with a practical sense of respect and responsibility for the environment.

Reverse Garbage Early Learning workshops align with the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia.

“The children were very engaged and the educators also loved it!”

Rose Cottage  – June 2019

 

Pricing: An individual quote will be provided depending on the minimum expected numbers and length of your visit provided in your booking inquiry form. As an indication prices for 1.5 hour visit range from $12.50 to $16 (incl gst), alternatively you might like us to work to your budget.

The following travel fees apply: 5km to 15km from Reverse Garbage (one way as determined by Google maps) $25, 16km to 30km = $50, 31km to 50km = $75, over 50km =$100

 

NOISEMAKERS

Turn junk into noisemakers and make yourself heard! Children are given the opportunity to investigate all sorts of reuse materials and test them to make interesting sounds. Children will develop an understanding of sound generation and basic construction skills while they make a shaker that rattles and rolls wherever it goes.

Sort a selection of clean waste materials into their correct bins. Find out how to tell the difference between the types of plastics (hard, bendy or soft) and how they can be recycled.

Duration: 60 minutes
Age: 3 – 5 years (this workshop uses small parts that may be unsuitable for younger children)
Capacity: 20 children maximum

Enquire about a Noisemakers workshop

UNDER THE SEA


Travel into the depths of the ocean to transform trash into own sea creatures and treasures. Children can make a clown fish, a sea-junk necklace or a jellyfish puppet. Note this is a tape-and-glue-free workshop that reinforces tying, threading and lacing skills.

Sort a selection of clean waste materials into their correct bins. Find out how to tell the difference between the types of plastics (hard, bendy or soft) and how they can be recycled.

Duration: 60 minutes
Age: 3 – 5 years (this workshop uses small parts that may be unsuitable for younger children)
Capacity: 20 children maximum

Ask us about a discount for a second group on the same day!

Enquire about an Under The Sea workshop

FLOAT YOUR BOAT


Sort a selection of clean waste materials into their correct bins. Find out how to tell the difference between different types of plastics (hard, bendy or soft) and how they can be recycled. Then make boats from plastic containers and other materials and test how well they float.

Duration: 60 minutes
Age: 3 – 5 years (this workshop uses small parts that may be unsuitable for younger children)
Capacity: 20 children maximum

Enquire about a Float Your Boat workshop


OCEAN LOOSE PARTS PLAY

We will bring (and leave) a sack full of ocean-themed loose parts play material to engage your 0-3 year olds. Carefully arranged to mimic a beach scene and ocean creatures, the textures and shapes of the unique materials invite sensory exploration and role play.

Duration: 1 hour or  (1.5hrs two groups divided by age group: 45 minutes each)

 

Age: 0-4 years
Capacity: 20 children maximum

Ask us about a discount for a second group on the same day!

Enquire about a Ocean Loose Parts Play workshop

 

‘GIANT’ LOOSE PARTS PLAY

This workshop is a fantastic way to give the children a chance to explore ‘loose parts play’.

Our giant kit of loose parts are reuse materials that can be moved around, put together, taken apart and rebuilt. Loose Parts Play sessions promotes social, active play, stimulates the imagination and inspires innovation, creativity and collaboration.

We can provide your students with an open-ended Loose Parts Play session or present them with a group construction challenge such as building a bridge, transporting an endangered animal or any other scenario that supports your learning goals.

It works with every age group and keeps them engaged for hours.

Enquire about a Loose Parts Play session