23rdAugust 2022

The Families’ Access to Nature Project: Research

23.08.22|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , |

This research report is shared by the Forest School Association (19/08/2022). The Families’ Access to Nature Project was undertaken by the Froebel Trust and Early Education between October 2021 and January 2022. Children, their parents, and their early years educators talked about their access to nature and being outside together. [...]

21stJuly 2022

Outdoor Play and Learning for Health, Wellbeing, and Development in Early Childhood

21.07.22|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , , |

This Special Issue “Outdoor Play and Learning for Health, Wellbeing, and Development in Early Childhood” is in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). It seeks papers describing outdoor play and learning interventions and initiatives designed to promote the physical, emotional, cognitive, social, and behavioural development of [...]

21stJuly 2022

A review of Nature-Based Early Childhood Education and Children’s Social, Emotional and Cognitive Development

21.07.22|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , |

Nature-based early childhood education and children's social, emotional and cognitive development: A mixed methods systematic review  has been published 13 May 2022 in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. It has been shared by Shared by MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow. The [...]

30thJune 2022

Summer-long programme of free outdoor play sessions

30.06.22|Categories: Events|Tags: , , , , , |

Early Years Scotland and Care and Learning Alliance have teamed up to create an exciting programme of upcoming community play sessions across Scotland for parents, babies and toddlers this summer. These events will support the wellbeing of very young children (under 5s) and their families with a particular focus on [...]

12thMay 2022

Early learning and childcare (ELC) resources from Education Scotland

12.05.22|Categories: Resources|Tags: , , , |

Access a virtual tour of inspiring examples of nature-based, child-led learning from across Scotland’s ELC sector and childcare provision. These short videos highlight how ELC settings used quality improvement methodology to increase time spent outdoors. Outdoor learning was also the subject of an ELC Quality Improvement Learning Exchange webinar in [...]

26thApril 2022

Forest Kindergarten Training – more dates added!

26.04.22|Categories: Training|Tags: , , , , , , |

Check out the extra dates added offered by Learning Through Landscapes for  SQA Forest Kindergarten training. These include venues in Scotland. The Forest Kindergarten Award has been designed to meet the needs of early years practitioners to support regular visits to local outdoor spaces for learning and play. This is [...]