ELC

22ndSeptember 2022

Forest Kindergarten subsidiary courses: Fire and Tools – new training dates available + more

22.09.22|Categories: Training|Tags: , , , , , , |

These courses are being offered in various locations around Scotland. Dates, locations and booking details are as follows: Abriachan Forest Trust: Using Fire in Forest Kindergarten 29th of October 10-3pm- Abriachan Forest Classroom- book here Using Tools in Forest Kindergarten 12th November 10-3pm- Abriachan Forest Classroom- book here Shelters and [...]

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

Wild Sparks Practitioner Vacancy, July 2022, plus volunteer opportunities!

21.07.22|Categories: Events|Tags: , , , , |

Wee Wild Sparks Outdoor Nursery delivers fully outdoor early years childcare and education in Perthshire for 3-7 year olds in a beautiful woodland environment. The nursery is currently seeking a practitioner to join their small team in the coming academic year (ideally from August 2022). Find more details and how [...]

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 [...]

7thJune 2022

Connecting communities with their greenspaces through outdoor play

07.06.22|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , , |

Inspiring Scotland’s Thrive Outdoors programme has helped many community-based organisations transform previously little used community greenspaces into thriving outdoor play areas. Connecting families across Scotland with local charities, it has encouraged use of local greenspaces in both urban and rural locations to facilitate outdoor play. Using community greenspaces in innovative [...]

1stJune 2022

Muddy fun!

01.06.22|Categories: Resources|Tags: , , , |

It’s International Mud Day on 29 June! Muddy Faces have shared dollops of mud activity inspiration, templates, guides, evidence & more on the Muddy Faces Outdoor Hub.

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.