NATURE PLAY QLD

Childhood and Nature Play advocates

Rebecca is a passionate advocate for nature play and its immense benefits to support holistic development and wellbeing. She is an educator who loves inspiring others; children, families and educators to play and learn with and in nature. Rebecca loves connecting with land and water and all the living things to learn about the world as a co-learner and collaborator with children. She has over 25 years experience teaching in education settings in rural areas, community based and has focused her work in Early Childhood services. She has a Forest School Leader qualification and is actively working in a nature program aligned with the principles of Forest School that delivers child led outdoor curriculum in a Bush and Beach Kindy environment. Rebecca has strong values of sustainability and believes we all can become environmental stewards through active citizenship in our communities. Rebecca has vast experience supporting students and educators to embrace nature pedagogy and implement nature based learning environments in diverse program settings. She is devoted to sharing concepts of embedding nature in all aspects of education practices and teaching.


Anya moved to Queensland from the UK in September 2015 with the desire to continue to use her knowledge and experience to promote greater opportunities for children to engage in outdoor nature play based learning. Whilst completing a degree in Primary Education she developed a professional interest in the area of outdoor nature play provision and took her study into outdoor learning further completing her Master in Education. She later spent five years as an Early Years and Primary teacher, while also training as a Level 3 Forest School Leader. Anya has created on-site Forest School areas, coordinated a whole school/ community development towards increasing outdoor nature play learning opportunities and has supported and trained colleagues and parents in the importance of regular nature play opportunities. She has also managed and delivered Forest School and Bush Kindy programs.

Engaging kids in Nature Play

Oct 29 – Anya Imhoff, Education Coordinator, Nature Play QLD

Nature Play QLD will motivate and inspire you to take play and learning outdoors through a hands on practical workshop. We will explore the benefits of nature on children’s wellbeing and development and share why its so important that children have opportunities everyday for unstructured free play in nature. We will engage in nature activities using natures loose parts around us, sticks, leaves, seedpods and have fun! Nature Play QLD will also share resources we have that can help families at home.

Oct 30 – Rebecca Burch, Education Coordinator, Nature Play QLD

Nature Play QLD will motivate and inspire you to take play and learning outdoors through a hands on practical workshop. We will explore the benefits of nature on children’s wellbeing and development and share why its so important that children have opportunities everyday for unstructured free play in nature. We will engage in nature activities using natures loose parts around us, sticks, leaves, seedpods and have fun! Nature Play QLD will also share resources we have that can help families at home.

NATURE PLAY QLD