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Event Series Event Series: Non-School Day ages 4-6

Non-School Day ages 4-6

April 26 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Micro Education presents: Non-School Day, Term 2 (4-6 years)

Wednesdays – 26th April – 28th June

Non-School Day combines the flexibility and individualised care of homeschooling in a social environment with the support of a professional educator. Activities range from structured learning in specific subject areas to learner-led activities and projects. Contexts provide opportunities for individuals/small groups to be supported when they need or want guidance. Non-school Day is well-equipped with diverse educational resources and an environment which invites creation and investigation. This educational environment meets your child where they’re at and supports them with whatever they need, exploring and extending through hands-on and activity based learning experiences.



– Wednesdays Term 2 – 26.4.17 – 28.6.17

(excluding week 4 – Wednesday 17th May)

– 10am-3pm.

– Ages: 4 – 6

– Maximum 6 children enrolled

– BYO lunch/snacks




Dulwich Hill (Young family home), 5 minute walk from train/light rail, 10 minute walk from buses.

Indoor and outdoor areas.



A guide of how a typical 4 to 6 years Non-school Day will be structured:


10 – 10.30am: Children arrive and settle into the space

10.30 – 12.00: A range of planned and spontaneous activities including literacy, maths, music, art, science, drama and more. Activities range from individual to whole group and are guided by a general emphasis on positive social interaction and learning through play

12.00 – 1.00pm: Eat lunch together (brought from home).

1.00 – 2.30: A mix of free play and guided activities diversifying from the morning

2.30 – 3: Shift to quieter activities to wind-down at the end of the day.


This schedule incorporates times for snacks as well as brain breaks/physical games to support children’s regulation (and maximize fun!) The structure of the day is somewhat flexible and will be adjusted as appropriate to each child depending on their age and needs.

While the day is basically a drop off/pick up situation, children – particularly when young – often need time to settle into a new space with new people before they feel safe and comfortable. I’m very flexible so families can do what’s right for them, particularly in the beginning weeks of term. Options may include the parent/carer staying for a while in the morning, checking in during the day (in person or over the phone) and/or picking up earlier.



I’m passionate about alternative forms of education which meet children and family’s needs in flexible, connected and engaging ways.

I have particular skills and enthusiasm when it comes to: all areas of the arts, environmental connection and care, communication/relating skills, social justice, meditation and self-reflection, outdoor adventures and trying new things.

I completed my Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Primary Education (majoring in anthropology) in 2016.

Prior to my degree I gained extensive experience in pre-school and long day care environments.

For the past 4 years I’ve worked closely with the Young family (Lou & Will with kids Dexter, Hugo & Martha-Rose) providing support in general homeschooling, tailored tutoring and in-home childcare needs.

You may have met me or seen me around at homeschooling events on Tuesdays or at SHRIMPS at McNeilly park on Thursdays over the years.



$600 (9 weeks –  I will be away for Week 3, Wednesday 17th May)

Required deposit of $300 by 24th April, full payment by 8th May.



Enrol your child to secure their spot by getting in touch with Catherine directly.

All inquiries also welcome.


Catherine Sanchez | 0410 227 074