Hi, my name is Ifra and I am passionate about early childhood education. I started Nature Crew in 2018 and Little Big Learners in 2019 with my humble team of Early childhood educators and teachers to provide alternative education options for my two girls and other homeschooling families in the area. Never did I know that in a few years time, both these businesses will become so big that we will be running our sessions across Melbourne. In these three years we have had the honour to be interviewed by Channel 9 and Channel 31, run a nature festival with Hume City Council and offer numerous opportunities for children and families to explore and learn about Nature through Nature Crew and to get ready for school by focussing on numeracy and literacy skills through our indoor sessions at Little Big Learners.
At Nature Crew, we believe that child led play in nature is not a luxury but a necessity for the healthy growth of mind and body.
Hi, my name is Ifra. I am a mum who has a strong passion for outdoor adventures and everything nature.
I am a graduate in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and a Postgraduate in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics; which makes me see all things in nature with a scientific perspective. I have also worked in a primary school setting which has provided me with extensive skill set to engage with children at primary level.
I love puppetry, storytelling in an interactive fashion and making songs about everything and anything is my hobby. My other interests include gardening, learning about behavior of birds, animals, and how the natural world works. I plan to share all these interests of mine with our Nature Crew and hope to build a community of responsible children who not only utilize the natural resources for their well being, but also understand the value of nature and protect it.
I can't wait to see you all and add the colours of nature in the childhood of our little ones!