Inspired EC is an early childhood consultancy company that was founded in 2008 by Natashja Treveton and Nicole Halton, both early childhood educators with a commitment to outdoor play. Inspired EC now works with services all throughout Australia and while our passion lies in nature based education and the importance of play in high quality environments, what really sets us apart is our approach to working with early childhood professionals.
In 2014, after being "pestered" for quite a while, we launched Inspired Family Day Care - a service where educators are encouraged to get outdoors, take risks and create amazing opportunities for children and families, and the team couldn't be prouder of what has been created.
In 2018, we became the first Australian Providers for the internationally renowned Nature Play program "TimberNook". Over the years, we have seen the positive impact that outdoor play has on the health, development and wellbeing of children and are delighted to be able to contribute to this by bringing the TimberNook program to Newcastle.
In January 2021, we were delighted to open Inspired OSHC at the beautiful Linuwel Steiner School in East Maitland NSW. This was quickly followed by a second service opening in February 2022, at the amazing Newcastle Waldorf School in Glendale NSW.
Inspired EC was founded on the beliefs that it is the vital role of parents and educators to advocate for children's right to play. Helping people that engage with children to understand the importance of their role and ability to be a positive impact is what we live for. Tash Treveton along with her professional soulmate Nicole Halton, uses Inspired EC as a vehicle to incite excitement and passion about the Early Childhood profession that we are blessed to be a part of.