The Richness of Rituals Saturday 5 September workshop in Tauranga with Kimberley Crisp co-author of Sacred Urge to Play

The Richness of Rituals
This workshop will explore the next level needed when creating Rituals. We will focus on the role of the teacher within Rituals and the importance of being prepared and present. We will link rituals to biology and see how resilience and grit is underpinned by Rituals. The importance of a ‘team approach‘ is vital and Kimberley will share her gems and pearls of wisdom from her 10 years of growing Rituals at The Nest.

“When the infant is unsure
She falls into the arms of her caregiver
When the independent child is unsure,
She falls into the ‘arms’ of the ritual*
* with its predictable rhythm. – Kimberley Crisp”

9.30am – 3.30pm
Saturday 5 September 2020

Ohauiti Settler’s Hall
459 Ohauiti Rd (rural number) 4.5 kms up the road


$195.00 Early Bird includes lunch (if paid by Friday 7 August 2020)

$225.00 Slow Bird includes lunch (if paid after Friday 7 August 2020)

We’ll provide a delicious feast of a lunch, in a warm venue, with an opportunity to share learning and experience with like-hearted people.

“Honestly, once you meet Kimberley you will wonder how you got to this point in your life without her influence. Kimberly is the most genuine, passionate and inspirational teacher that I have been blessed to have crossed paths with. I highly recommend her professional development courses and teachings.” – M. O’


My early childhood journey took me to the Pikler Institute in Budapest, Hungary four times to attend the Summer Course and also the Advanced Level Courses on the Piklerian Approach of Early Childhood Education. This fuelled my desire to bring these profound principles and practices to as many adults as possible.

From working as a trained teacher (B.Ed (Tchng) ECE) in a range of early childhood services, and through adult teaching, I have grown to see that ultimately it is ‘how’ adults are with themselves that is pivotal in ‘how’ they are with young children.

I have a passion for creatively inspiring adults in all aspects of their ‘being’ with children. In my extensive experience of facilitating, I apply a hands on approach and clever use of analogy, which provides experiential learning for the participants. I have a distinctive gift in translating new concepts into simple and memorable learning.

Kimberley joins us from ‘The Nest Kindergarten’ in the Hawkes Bay.

“I still feel completely heart-full and inspired after yesterday’s workshop. And the food, wow. Emily, it was just sensational!”

PAST wild & grace EVENTS:
Nature and the Curriculum: PLay based Learning in the Outdoor Classroom – 2019 – Celia Hogan
The Sacred Urge to Play – 2018 – Pennie Brownlee

Harmony begins in the Heart– Sunday 6 September – Kimberley Crisp

Nature and the Curriculum: Play based Learning in the Outdoor Classroom – Saturday 10 October – Celia Hogan

Place based learning in a play based pedagogy – Sunday 11 October  – Celia Hogan

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