You want chooks - but where would they go?!
Invite Gabby to visit your service to complete a full yard assessment, not only for chickens but to increase nature play opportunities. After this assessment you will:
Create a plan to actualise the benefits of nature pedagogy
Learn about the role chickens can play at your service
Have a road map of the first steps of increasing nature play or introducing (or improving engagement with), specific to your space
Get tailored advice on your next steps
Get hand over hand support from someone who is running a successful nature pedagogy program
The Book Book Book: Chickens in Early Childhood Settings
This Book Book Book is for teachers and children to learn about chickens together. It's pages contain everything you need to know about chickens.
In the workshop, you'll learn first hand from Gabby about key messages and important tips within the Book Book Book about implementing a Nature Pedagogy that includes animals.
The Evolution of Miss Gabby
From film star to early childhood educator
Not everyone’s first foray into film earns them a line that becomes a cultural phenomenon. “You’re terrible Muriel” has stamped Gabby Millgate into the Australian national consciousness. Gabby Has been quoted by Madonna, Will Ferrell and James Cordon.
In the years between filming and release of Muriel’s Wedding (1994), Gabby graduated from Charles Sturt University (BA Comm). ‘95-’99 Gabby starred in and wrote TV sketch comedy on Full Frontal and was invited to be the only comedian on Celebrity Big Brother. Other regular TV appearances included debates, panel and chat shows. Gabby has performed live in stand-up, cabaret and musicals. She has been the MC for corporate events and community events and festivals. 2006 Radio offered Gabby daily 4am starts, talking to everyone from truck drivers to the Prime Minister. Awards and nominations followed. Then Gabby’s sense of adventure took her to the outback, presenting Breakfast for ABC NWWA. Whilst living in the Aboriginal community of Roebourne, Gabby also taught in the Correctional Centre. Gabby formed intimate and influential relationships with the Ngarluma & Yindjibandi women during her time in Roebourne. It is here, in the driest, hottest part of Australia, Gabby learnt about chickens, edible gardens and sustainability from one of her listeners who was living off the grid-a wild human. With 20 years improvising under her belt with Sydney Theatresports, Gabby relishes the unexpected and spontaneous.
Gabby has taught improvisation and creativity workshops at Australia’s premier institutions; NIDA, NSW Education Department, Sydney University and Charles Sturt University. During the reign of Australia’s first female Prime Minister, Gabby became a YouTube go-to as the UnReal Prime Minister of Australia with regular appearances on Sunrise, ACA, ABC24, 2UE, 2GB, MTR, 2DAYFM, MMM, FOX and ABCTV Comedy www.youtube.com/gabbymillgate. In 2012 Gabby retired from showbiz and found a new passion for life in Early Childhood Education becoming Miss Gabby. In this role Gabby combined her love and understanding of being a wild human in nature with her ability to advocate on behalf of children.
In 2017 Gabby became the first Nature Pedagogy Leader in the ACT presenting that same year at the Canberra Inspired EC Nature Pedagogy Conference along side Claire Warden. Her opening remarks were “What is the difference between a correctional facility and your childcare centre?”.