Welcome to Inspired EC

With an attitude of growth, fun and connection, Inspired EC has evolved into an organisation that works closely with educators and services around Australia and internationally, providing training, resources, consultancy services and much more.

Newcastle TimberNook

Upcoming Programs: 

Nature Kindy Term 1, 2022 


Tuesday 5th April - Nature Kindy

Wednesday 6th April - Nature Kindy

Friday 8th April - Nature Kindy


Tuesday, Term 2 - Full 10 week Nature Kindy 2022

Wednesday, Term 2 - Full 10 Week Nature Kindy 2022

Friday, Term 2 - Full 10 Week Nature Kindy 2022


Tiny Ones Term 1, 2022

April School Holidays, 2022

Friday 15th April – Closed
Monday 18th April - Closed

TimberNook Newcastle is located at 71 Prospect Rd Garden Suburb NSW, located in the beautiful Lake Macquarie Area . We play on Awabakal land managed by Yamuloong, an Indigenous Cultural Centre. We have 6 acres of land including macadamia groves, water falls and creeks and lots of areas to explore. Our programs currently range from Birth through to upper primary.


TimberNook Newcastle is managed by Inspired EC - 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. 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.

Tash Treveton is the Co-founder of Inspired EC a Newcastle based Early Childhood Consultancy and Training company that supports EC services nationally and internationally. Tash is a trainer and consultant for Inspired EC and has co-authored several books. Tash also co founded Inspired Family Day Care and TimberNook Newcastle, the first TimberNook operation in Australia, a program developed by Paediatric Occupational Thearpist Angela Hanscom - author of the best selling Balance and Barefoot. Tash started her career as an untrained casual at Woodrising Community Childcare Centre. Now Woodrising Natural Learning Centre, Tash spent 9 years there studying and gaining experience as an Educator, Educational Leader and Nominated Supervisor of Long Day Care service and OOSH. Tash is passionate about children having access to natural, risky and engaging outdoor play spaces for children. This has lead her to become a licensed trainer for Claire Warden. Tash is an strong 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 she lives for. Along with her professional soulmate Nicole Halton, Tash 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.


Phone:02 4947 8112