Erin Chapman

Coordinator, Nature Play

Erin is a mother of three, a teacher, an advocate for children and a passionate nature playworker! With seven years experience in the field of early childhood Erin brings her knowledge of child development, play, curriculum design and early nature connection activities to CEL. 

Erin prides herself on her natural ability to relate to children, she is a passionate advocate for children’s rights to play in nature and an experienced outdoor educator. 2017 saw Erin embark on a new nature play path, she left the industry of child care to develop a new enterprise on the Coffs Coast – Nature Play Academy.

Nature Play Academy’s unique approach is focused on child directed play, our workshops provide children with a variety of opportunities to make discoveries, lead an experience in nature and build resilience. Our creative play programs empower confidence and connection in nature. Through the success of Nature Play Academy Erin has come to join CEL and implements the Beetle Buddies program, an early childhood nature play workshop operating during school terms.