Leader since Fall 2016

Hi, my name is Melanie Hughes. I am a leader based in Summit, NJ

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About Tinkergarten

Tinkergarten provides high-quality early childhood learning in the healthiest classroom of all—the outdoors. Families connect with trained leaders in their local community for play-based kids classes that help develop core life skills, all while having fun!

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I am a New Zealander living in NJ for the last 5years. I enjoy being outdoors and having kids use what is provided for them from Nature to expand their world and imaginations. I am a Mum to 3 children (9, 7 and nearly 6!) and I worked in Early Childcare for many years in both NZ and England before having my children.

- Melanie Hughes


Melanie Hughes has led classes in Briant Park (Summit, New Jersey) and Loop Playground at Watchung Reservation (Mountainside, New Jersey).