Here is our list of businesses, schools, blogs, books, products and other resources that keep us inspired every day! Please contact us if you would like to add your business or product or you think we have missed a resource.
Nature Play Queensland - Access to many free nature play resources including Passports to an Amazing Childhood, Licences to Play, 33 Things to do before you are 3.
Nature Detectives - Most useful particularly for Early Childhood. Contains themed packs and you can sign up for a weekly email full of new lesson ideas.
Forest Schools - Inside the resources section this has a series of weekly plans for sessions regarding the transition to KS3, Maths in the Forest, and some relevant topic modules which have been taken outside.
NRich Maths - Outdoor Mathematics ideas
Natures Classroom - Lesson ideas broken down into seasons.
Teachers Education Service (TES) - Most suitable for Early Childhood
YAS - A great simple break down of activities and what you need to get started when running Forest School activities with Early Years Children
Forest School Association
Forestry- For support with providing research benefits to colleagues and parents
Inspiring Personal Blogs
Happiness is Here - Respectful Parenting
Jitterberry - Respectful Parenting
Racheous - Respectful Parenting
Mulberry Magazine - Homeschooling magazine
Unschooling Downunder - Advice and networking for Australian Unschooling families
Start Homeschooling Australia - Advice on how to start Homeschooling for Australian families
Australian Homeschool Network - A network for Australian Homeschooling families
Home Education Network Australia - A network for Australian Homeschooling families
Sunny Homeschool/Unschool - A network for Homeschooling families on the Sunshine Coast, QLD
Our Aussie Homeschool - A Austrlian Homeschooling blog
Teacher Tom - A blog about the only employee of the Woodland Park Cooperative preschool
The Milk Meg - Lactation consultant, breast feeding advice, attachment parenting
Pinky McKay - Lactation consultant, breast feeding advice, attachment parenting
Aha Parenting - Attachment and Peaceful Parenting
Peaceful Parent Happy Kids - Attachment, Respectful and Peaceful Parenting
Parenting for a Peaceful World - Peaceful Parenting
Attachment Parenting 24/7 - Attachment and Peaceful Parenting
Attachment Parenting International - Attachment and Peaceful Parenting
The Natural Resourcer - Purchase natural resources such as gumnuts, wooden discs etc.
Local (Sunshine Coast) Bush Kinders and ECC that run Forest School Programs
Nature Weavers - Carly is a wealth of knowledge and started the first Forest School on the Sunshine Coast in 2010. She runs a Playgroup, Bush Kinder, Home School and Holiday Programs on her magnificent property in Black Mountain and also consults and runs workshops across Australia. She is an absolute inspiration and pioneer of the industry.
Alternative Education Providers and Venues on the Sunshine Coast, QLD
Ananda Marga River School - Neohumanist - ECC - Year 6.
The super qualified and uber generous staff at the river school have been running a magnificent Forest School ECC program on the river for years and is the place where we were first inspired to start our own program!
Blackall Range Independent School - P-12
Montessori International College - P-12
Noosa-Pengari Steiner School - P-6
Maleny Independent School (opening 2018)
The Centre for Peace - Personal Learning Specialists