Sarah Sutter


Sarah thinks she has the best job in the world. What could be better than working with organisations and families to help children enjoy the experiences she had when she was a child, especially if it involves the sea and a fish? Sarah is a Netball Commonwealth Gold Medallist and a qualified PE teacher. She has a strong corporate background working with Qantas abroad and interstate and recently with the Adelaide Film Festival. Sarah would count her role as mum to Tom and Jazz, as her most important and rewarding role yet.


Claire Lock

Claire not only manages our social media program but she is also our Events Manager, looking after all of the organisational details for our community events. With outdoor / physical education teachers as parents, exploring nature, near and far, was a regular part of her childhood. Now an accomplished environmental manager with fifteen years experience and two children of her own, Claire is passionate about biophilia and providing opportunities for children, families, and communities to discover and connect with our natural world. She is an experienced nature play and sustainability blogger, and enjoys getting down and dirty with her young ones as they develop their own special bonds with nature.

Claire works Tuesday and Thursday in the office and can be contacted at claire.lock@natureplaysa.org.au

Julie Slaghekke

Operations Manager

Julie manages the Nature Play office and the Passport program. She has worked in senior administrative and marketing roles in both private enterprise and the public service. An organizer by nature, Julie loves providing the best service she can to anyone she deals with. She grew up on a farm surrounded by opportunities to experience nature play every single day. Mum to now three grownup children, she wishes they were still young enough so she had a legitimate excuse to make mud pies, have tea parties in a bush cubby and jump in puddles.


Hayley Corston

Hayley has been adopted by the NPSA team to deliver geocaching workshops on our behalf.  Hayley brings a fresh and fun approach and is passionate about connecting kids, families and educators to nature so it’s fun and inspiring.  She’s a busy mum, a Junior Primary/Primary Teacher and has also studied and taught Outdoor Education. Hayley is in training to become a Nature Pedagogue through Mind Stretchers with the internationally renowned Claire Warden.


Jason Tyndall

Support Manager

Jason manages our programs and events and works with schools on natural play space development. He is a professional environmental educator and has made it his life’s goal to see more children outside interacting with nature. Jason has previously supported schools wanting to make positive change in their sustainability focus through his work in natural resource management education. He has worked in environmental roles in local councils and in 2010 won South Australia’s Young Achiever of the Year award. Jason is a besotted new Dad and skilled photographer.