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Tess Michaels
Tess Michaels is a natural playspace and landscape designer, early childhood teacher and workshop presenter with a passion for natural play and sustainable outdoor environments for children of all ages.
Tess Michaels is a natural playspace and landscape designer, early childhood teacher and workshop presenter with a passion for natural play and sustainable outdoor environments for children of all ages.
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Love this.  Sustainable Learning, Uruguay-Style Did you ever go to camp as a kid? In Uruguay, they've brought the camp right into school.

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Sneak peak tour of the newest Green Elephant Early Learning Centre - Waterloo
Once again it was a total pleasure working with Greg And Effie to create a design for this purpose built centre. It makes a great difference to have owners and architects who are both knowledgeable and enthusiastic to embrace the benefits of natural play en...

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Bexley Park natural playspace
I was lucky enough to drive by Bexley Park today and stopped to have a look at their natural playspace section. The Park although only opened in September, 2015 appears to be well loved and used. Here are some photos of some of the play items that Rockdale ...

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Photos of the completed The Green Elephant Early Learning Centre
                                     The Green Elephant Early Learning Centre,                                          Rosebery, Sydney New South Wales,                                                        Construction:  J M Landscapes It was a total ple...

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Nature Table
Just putting the finishing touches to a nature table, then off to its new home. The table is made from reclaimed wood and the critters are firmly locked in place with perspex and then sealed against the elements. The centipede has been placed in natural hol...

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Sneak peak tour of The Green Elephant Early Learning Centre
Was privileged to get a sneak peak tour of  The Green Elephant Early Learning Centre  today. Should be finished soon. Looking forward to sharing photos of the completed project with you  

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Texture panels
Completed and on their way to there new home these three texture panels are to be mounted in an under two's playspace. All the panels feature components or have components that have been treated to weather the weather. The panels feature a variety of timber...

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Old MacDonald's Childcare
Old MacDonald's Childcare 21 Mandalong Cl, Orchard Hills NSW 2748 Some amazing before and "during" (because it is not totally finished yet) aerial drone shots of the phenomenal Old MacDonald's Childcare Centre in Orchard Hills, Sydney. They have done an ama...

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James Street Park, Redfern & Risk taking in design and play
I had seen a photo of a new pocket park in James Street Redfern the other day and had some time to spare today, so I thought I'd give it a visit. As anyone who has read my site and blog would know I specialize and promote the design and construction of natu...

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Latest completed project 2015
Sans Souci Community Pre-School,     Sans Souci ,  Sydney, New South Wales Construction:  J M Landscapes
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