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 [...]
How can organised outdoor spaces compensate for children’s lack of risk and challenge in everyday life? Nursery World (March 29, 2022) explores this topic, with input from the Forest School Association. Sara Knight explores Forest School perspective on risk in this Early Education article .
Bookings are now open for Woodland Ecology and Shelters & Knots courses in various locations in Scotland. Courses will allow participants the opportunity to increase skills and provide many opportunities to ask questions on how to use woodlands for your groups in sustainable and engaging ways. There is no charge [...]
Sara Knight and Loughborough University are looking for survey volunteers for a study into parents' perceptions around Forest School toddler groups and why they might choose Forest School. Please take this very quick survey to further our understanding.
This poster illustrates and summarises research showing that connecting young children to nature during the early years of life has many long-term benefits. It reinforces how young children benefit from regular times outdoors.