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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Check out this great wee video shared on Twitter by Midlothian Outdoor ELC Team (@MidEYLCOL). It shows how ‘The River Tyne provides ample opportunity for our children to develop numeracy skills by measuring its depth at various points using non-standard measurement tools’.
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 [...]
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 [...]
The Forest School Association have shared news that Earthtime For All Ltd, Duffs, Elgin are looking to appoint an Earthtime Lead Officer. The closing date is 20th May 2022. Link for more information and how to apply.
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 [...]