Cara will be runs Experiential Drama-based Education Programs for children who are registered to homeschool, or children not attending full time school who are looking for an additional education programs.
Based on the principles of arts-based inquiry and experiential education, children will spend time in play-based creative exploration and learning.
Through connection with nature, other people and themselves, children can find new ways to navigate the world around them.
This program will run at Casa Mia Montessori Playgroup’s building in Bayswater. The centre is a former pre-primary school, and is equipped with toilets for children and adults, food preparation facilities and a wonderful secure outdoor play area.
Parents are welcome to attend if they wish.
Children need to bring their own lunch and healthy snacks to eat during the day.
Cara has twenty years experience working in creative arts education with children and young people of varying ages.
Cara taught Speech and Drama for people aged 3 to adult for 20 years, in settings from Montessori schools to theatre-in-education companies to centres for children and young people at risk.
She has a Working with Children Check, and First Aid Certificate. All additional leaders will also have these certifications.
Cara is currently undergoing training and certification with the Forest School association, and is incorporating Forest School principles into this program.
After qualifying, this program will be extended, with an additional two days a week of Forest School being offered.
The program will eventually be a three day a week program available for homeschoolers as an addition to their home-based learning.