Petition for outdoor kindergartens

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Newstalk ZB Staff ,
Publish Date
Mon, 23 Jul 2018, 9:18AM
Celia Hogan says many parents want a fulltime outdoor kindy. (Photo: Getty Images)

Petition for outdoor kindergartens

Author
Newstalk ZB Staff ,
Publish Date
Mon, 23 Jul 2018, 9:18AM

A call for the Government to allow kindergartens, based primarily outdoors.

Christchurch educator Celia Hogan is petitioning Education Minister Chris Hipkins to allow a new type of licence for nature-based centres.

She told Mike Hosking many parents want an alternative to programmes based mostly indoors.

"It comes from concerns of overuse of technology, even a loss of wild spaces, we are just wrapping our kids in cotton wool."

LISTEN ABOVE AS CELIA HOGAN SPEAKS TO MIKE HOSKING