Bush Sprouts Holiday Programme – Terms and Conditions:


The safety and wellbeing of all participants is important to us. Nature School NZ employees take all practical and reasonable steps to keep children safe while they are in our care.? However, participants and their guardians will accept full responsibility for their own actions or inaction and will follow the advice and instructions of our teachers.



  1. I understand that participating in the Bush Sprouts holiday programme requires an adequate level of mobility/fitness and exposes participants to certain risks of playing in the outdoors. Nature School NZ will make every effort to reduce the risk for all Bush Sprouts, and give information on safe practices. No liability for loss, injury or damage will be accepted. We retain the right to deny access and/or remove people who fail to comply with these Terms and Conditions. This decision is at the discretion of the event director.


  1. I consider that the child/ren enrolling are physically and mentally able to safely take part in Nature School NZ Bush Sprouts holiday programme. We ask you to declare any medical conditions or behavioral issues your child has so that we can provide appropriate support while your child is in our care.


  1. Clothing will be checked during check-in. Children must have adequate layers of warm and weatherproof clothing, as this holiday programme is based outdoors, and will go ahead rain or shine.? All participants must undertake Bush Sprouts holiday programme activities in accordance with the risk management processes, practice common sense and follow the safety advice and instructions of the Nature School NZ staff.


  1. To ensure that your child has a positive and enjoyable experience please communicate the importance of listening and following instructions. Failure to do so may result in a phone call to the guardian and collection of your child. Participants and/or their parent/guardian may be liable to pay any costs incurred due to intentional misuse or damage caused to the facilities or equipment.


  1. Mobile phones are permitted for photos only. Please remind your children that they are not to be used as gaming devices. A failure to respect our no-screens policy may result in the removal of the phone.
  2. Child protection: All staff at Bush Sprouts holiday programme undergo a police vetting process. Staff will be briefed on child protection policy. At Bush Sprouts it isn’t practical for adults to stay within sight of each other at all times, so this risk is managed through police vetting and child protection protocols.



Full payment is expected at time of booking. Non payment by two days following payment request will result in you loosing your booking.

Cancellations may be made by Nature School NZ for extreme weather situations or unforeseen staffing issues, and in this case an alternative date will be offered or 90% refund. Other cancellations should be emailed to leo@natureschoolnz.co.nz. 80% of booking fee may be refunded if the space can be filled and 7 days notice is given. The event manager/director, Leo is contactable on 0274385366, before the holiday programme. Cellphone reception is not readily available at Battle Hill, so radios will be used for contact between staff, and the ranger phone will be used in emergency/pickup situations.

If we have to cancel due to matters related to COVID-19, participants will be offered a refund, less 10% admin fee.  If you wish to cancel due to matters related to COVID-19, see cancellation policy above.

*Rainwear offer*

Nature School NZ sells Betacraft rainwear in their facebook shop. If you would like to purchase this excellent rainwear for the holiday programme, please let us know your requirements 2 weeks before the programme begins and we will have the rainwear for you when you check-in for the holiday programme. We are happy to offer a 10% discount to participants on the Nature School NZ Bush Sprouts holiday programme.

All proceeds from the shop and holiday programme fees go back into running Bush sprouts in schools/ECE.


Nature School NZ Trust COVID-19 POLICY (Under covid protection framework)


Policy summary

 This policy outlines our commitment operate safely under the covid protection framework from NZ government. It includes our procedures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to protect our staff and whānau from it. We have at least one immune compromised member of our group, and we have a responsibility to ensure the safety of all our people.   This policy will be shared with all families and also staff of NSNZ Trust, who will be expected to be familiar with this policy and to abide by it.


Covid-19 Procedure under covid protection framework:


  1. The kaiako of Nature School NZ Trust are proactive and responsive to government guidelines and madates around safety during the Covid 19 pandemic. All educators and parent helpers are vaccinated, and have provided proof to our administration. At this stage ākonga are not required to be vaccinated. Kaiako, parent/whānau helpers and those over 12 and 3months (must be vaccinated; this will be checked with pass verifier) will be required to wear face masks inside during programme, except when eating.  We are still waiting for confirmation on whether masks must also be worn outside by those other than children under 12.


  1. While our programmes continue to be run, we will continue to teach and encourage good hygiene; catching coughs and sneezes and washing hands well before eating, after coughing on them etc and in-between as well. Each kaiako will have hand sanitizer which we will use if we are away from bathrooms with hand washing facilities. We will spot clean surfaces with Zoono surface spray regularly.


  1. We will stop using reflective vests for now (we ask that children please wear a bright top instead)


  1. When cooking we will choose things that are cooked by each child, instead of communally created, to avoid any possibility of cross contamination. On occasion a staff member will put together a group meal; they will do so while wearing a face mask.


  1. We will meet and release children outside where possible, asking adults to observe physical distancing (stay in their car) when dropping off and picking up children. Sign in/out will include the child’s name, the person dropping them off, to aid in contract tracing, this will be filled in by a Nature School Staff without contact with people dropping off. We will have our contact tracing barcode for scanning, and NZ pass verifier if any extra (masked) adult needs to come inside for some reason.


  1. It is not practical to ask the children to physically distance from each at Nature School or to require them to wear masks. Mask wearing for children (under 12) is allowed but not required. As the woolshed classroom/scout hall is a shared space that we cannot easily clean often, we will go inside to retrieve equipment or if we need to because of inclement weather, but will spend our time outside whenever possible. This will mean that if particularly bad weather is forecast, we may have to cancel.


  1. If a child is unwell, they are not to attend Nature School or Bush Sprouts holiday programme. If they arrive sick or develop sickness during the day, they will be isolated and will need to be picked up straight away.



LAST REVIEWED: Jan 2022 And reviewed wherever necessary with changes of cpf levels

NEXT REVIEW: March 2022 or at change in levels.