Professional Development Events

FB_IMG_1469431591107Numala Kinder Nature Play offers professional development for educators and parents. All workshops are for adults, please make alternative arrangements for children. To book a seminar for your centre or community email Geira Jen McCormack at

ECOLOGICAL STORYTELLING Introducing a collaborative storytelling approach in educational programs with a focus on strengthening connections to nature, local landscapes, history and communities. Ecological Storytelling is a teaching method which involves storytelling through play, natural observation, collaborative discussions, creative representation and documentation.  * Upcoming events at Maleny (5th November) and Nerang  (2oth November)*

INTRODUCING NATURE PLAY An introductory discussion for staff and parents about the benefits of adventurous play out of doors. Discussing safety, risk and the role of the playworker in supporting children’s play themes in natural environments.

NATURE CRAFTS – a half-day playshop for educators and parents to explore the creative potential of natural materials to become children’s playthings.

CREATIVE STORYTELLING RESOURCES Geira Jen is an accomplished felt-maker and doll-maker and enjoys sharing the skills to create your own storytelling resources such as felt story mats, storytelling aprons, needle felted dolls and hand-sewn waldorf dolls.


Please contact Geira Jen to enquire about the scheduled workshop dates or to arrange a workshop with Geira Jen at your centre or community.