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Angus Moore
Managing Director | Director of Design

I grew up in South Fremantle. Living back in the same area now, it is clear to see the dwindling number of natural spaces accessible to children. Few of my favourite childhood spots remain intact, most having been cleared for urban infill. It is incredibly rewarding to be part of a team creating new, beautiful natural spaces which spark the imaginations of children.
I met Terry in 2014 while I was studying Architecture, he invited me to assist him with the construction of Russell Brown Adventure Park in Mosman Park. Learning the principals of nature play from him firsthand was hugely influential on me. During the rest of my studies, I was able to assist with the documentation of nature play projects and to join the NBP construction team on several projects, including the Yuendumu Family Centre in the central desert.
When I finished studying, joining NBP as part of the design team seemed like an obvious choice. I really enjoy that we can see each project through entirety, from initial concept and material sourcing right through to completion and handover back to the client.
I stepped up as a Director of NBP at the beginning of 2020, and while it has been a steep learning curve with a range of challenges I didn’t expect, it has also been very fulfilling. I am extremely proud of the work we do, and I look forward to what we can do in the future.

Jan Eichhorst
Director of Operations

My childhood years growing up in Germany were spent hanging out in tree houses and raiding our veggie garden. Eventually I completed my Diploma of Design and left Germany to experience the beauty of New Zealand, meet my future wife, and then onto Perth WA. Perth is now home for my young family and myself.

Before becoming a partner and one of the Directors of Nature Based Play I ran my own successful landscape business but once I was offered the opportunity to be involved in the creation of natural and artistic play spaces for children there was no turning back. Being a father with young children I can see first hand the joy children have when playing in natural places and how important it is to their overall wellbeing.

Terry Farrell
Founder | Design Consultant | Architect

I grew up in the coastal sand plains of Perth and spent my childhood years playing amongst the local swamps and bush land and then down at the beach. I realize now that those early experiences established within me a deep love and connection to nature. I’ve grown to appreciate the way nature teaches us.

I am a registered architect and have enjoyed a career working with local communities and talented artists in the creation of a variety of projects. My passion for nature based play was developed over 20 years ago working with and learning from nature play pioneer and artist Berndt Kaiser. The more I work in this field the more I experience the benefits of it for all those involved.

Jan Muggelton Accountant Nature Based Play

Jan Muggleton
Accounts Manager

My previous jobs in the golfing, pearling and mining industries have exposed me to an appreciation of the environment.   I also have a great interest in children’s education, and all aspects of their development.  I enjoy seeing children pursue a love of the outdoors and nature which helps improve their physical and social wellbeing.  I see this being enhanced through the bespoke elements of Nature Based Play Pty Ltd.

Monica Wendt
Office Manager 

Growing up in country Victoria, my childhood was largely spent outside, playing until dark and on weekends camping and fishing on the Murray River with my Dad.
Now having 3 children myself, I am noticing the opportunities for outdoor free play have dwindled significantly. Children seem to have more pressure from all directions and less time to just be kids – to relax, enjoy and respect nature.
I love the strong philosophy behind Nature Based Play and how each project is considered with care to create unique, sustainable and inspiring environments.

Keith Morton
Creative Consultant

Keith’s passion is the great southern forests of WA. He has a glorious bushland home in the remote Walpole region where he spends many hours walking in the deep forest just enjoying the natural elements. Keith is one of only a few pioneers of nature based play in WA, with projects that stretch back over 20 years. Keith is also an artist in his own right and has completed large projects such as the Kwoorabup Park in Denmark. Keith brings his artistic insights, his love and skill for timber work and detailed construction knowledge to our projects.

Sean Quayle
Supervisor | Nature Play Construction

Jason Snook
Factory & Maintenance Manager | Nature Play Construction

Markus Braig
Pre start Manager | Nature Play Construction

Ryan Tamaki
Nature Play Construction

Jovi Zamarca
Nature Play Construction

Andres Pesqueira
Nature Play Construction

Piet Baarspul
Timber Artist | Nature Play Construction

Ruby Kellett
Design Assistant

CONTACT DETAILS

EMAIL:
info@naturebasedplay.com.au

PHONE:
08 9331 2997

WORKSHOP:
Nature Based Play
1 Rees Street
O’Connor WA 6163
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Nature Based Play believes that, especially in the context of Nature Play, there is much to be gained from pursuing a deeper understanding of the cultural, spiritual and educational practices of First Nations peoples.

Our offices and workshop are located on Whadjuk Noongar Boodjar, though our work takes us all across the State. As such we would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we work throughout Western Australia. 
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