17thMay 2022

My Childminding Experience

17.05.22|Categories: Resources|Tags: , , , |

The Care Inspectorate share resources to support quality childcare by childminders. My Childminding Experience shares and celebrates examples of how children of all ages are benefitting from childminder care  across Scotland. This includes examples of positive outdoor play in a range of environments and in nature.

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 [...]

13thApril 2022

The Power of Loose Parts Play

13.04.22|Categories: Resources|Tags: , , , |

School Outdoor Learning has shared this excellent and concise resource that explains what loose parts are, the benefits and how to get started in your childcare setting. It's a handy guide to get the ball rolling or give you some fresh ideas. Read more here.

13thApril 2022

Outdoor Play learning opportunity: Thrive Outdoors Conference 5th & 7th May 2022

13.04.22|Categories: Events, Training|Tags: , , , , , , |

Inspiring Scotland's Thrive Outdoors team will host the Outdoor Early Learning & Childcare Conference ‘Growing the Ambition Together’.  With an exciting line up of speakers and the option for online or in-person attendance, the conference aims to grow outdoors and nature-based play, to ensure more children in Scotland have access to high quality outdoor learning.

10thMarch 2022

Free Forest Kindergarten Subsidiary Courses

10.03.22|Categories: Training|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 [...]