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Meet the founders

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Zea 

Master of Teaching (School Counselling) - University of Sydney

Bachelor of Psychology - University of Newcastle

 

Growing up on a small property on Biripi Country (Mid North Coast), being active and outside was an integral part of Zea's childhood. Connecting with a variety of people and places has driven many of Zea's life choices: From travelling internationally to exploring Australia, from changing careers to sparking new interests. Zea values relationships and places importance in connecting with people and nature. 


Zea and her husband Tim have two children. Parenthood shifted many aspects of their life: From where they live to the type of work they do. Having their children sparked the desire to move to out of the City (Newcastle) and live a simplified, slow paced life. Spending time in nature, practising positivity and being present in the moment are key aspects to her family's life.

Reading Peter Gray's book, "Free to Learn" was pivotal in Zea's understanding of play and freedom in childhood. Reading or listening to podcasts about a range of parenting styles has driven Zea to want to start a nature playgroup.

 

Zea loves to travel, spend time in her veggie patch, create meals and treats in her kitchen and observe her child in the fascinating games they create.   

Zea has a current working with Children Check and current First Aid qualifications in an education and care setting including Anaphylaxis. While studying, Zea worked in out of school care (OOSC) centres and ran vacation care programs. 



 

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Chloe

Bachelor of Environmental Science (Ecology) - Charles Sturt University
Diploma Conservation & Land Management - TAFE NSW

Chloe has a passion for the natural environment which has only grown deeper since becoming a mother. Growing up near the Royal National Park in Sydney home to the Dharawal people, Chloe developed a love for the bush and the beach at a young age.

 

Moving to Awabakal country near Newcastle, Chloe studied environmental science in between yoga, hiking, running and camping trips with her husband Ben. It was here that they started a family and hit the learning curve of parenthood.


After spending a year travelling around Australia with their two small children, Chloe and Ben decided on a mountain change as the ideal place to put down roots.
 

Chloe passionately believes that allowing our children time to connect in nature is the best healing we can do for ourselves and the earth. She loves nothing  more than spending time outdoors with her children as together they nurture a sense of identity that is entwined with country.

Chloe has a current working with Children Check and current First Aid qualifications in an education and care setting including Anaphylaxis.

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