Family

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. [...]

11thAugust 2022

Scottish Parents’ Survey 2021: children and young people’s play – results

11.08.22|Categories: Resources|Tags: , , , , |

This Scottish Government report (29 March 2022) presents the findings on children’s play from the Scottish Parents’ omnibus survey of 1,004 parents of children and young people aged 0-18 across Scotland. This was conducted by Ipsos MORI Scotland between 1 November and 2December 2021. The survey explored children’s experiences of [...]

28thJuly 2022

Play Scotland and ScrapAntics Playday Event August 2022

28.07.22|Categories: Events, Places|Tags: , , , , |

For this year’s national day of play, join Play Scotland and ScrapAntics at Fruit Bowls Community Garden in Dundee for #Playday2022 on Wednesday 3rd August, 11am – 3pm. Date/Time:  Wednesday 03/08/2022 11am-3pm Venue: Fruit Bowls Community Garden, Dundee Open to the public: yes The event will include an art activity and Loose Parts [...]

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

Mapping the Green Team’s Impact in and around Edinburgh

07.06.22|Categories: Miscellaneous, Places|Tags: , , , , |

The Green Team are passionate about supporting young people to find their place in nature. 2021 was a challenging year but their first impact report reveals it was their busiest year yet, with nearly 1,000 young people taking part in the group’s programmes. Check out the Green Team 2021 impact [...]

1stJune 2022

Nature helps children recover from adverse childhood experiences (ACEs)

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

‘Time in nature can be a powerful antidote to the negative impacts of trauma and stress in children’s lives.’ The Children & Nature Network share evidence-based resources in this toolkit.  Some great infographics show nature as a pathway for healing, the social and emotional benefits, plus research study references. This [...]

13thApril 2022

Outdoor Play for Wellbeing Fund launches

13.04.22|Categories: Funding|Tags: , , , |

The Outdoor Play for Wellbeing Fund will provide funding of up to £15,000 to support Scottish charities providing outdoor community play opportunities for children and families experiencing disadvantage, as defined by SIMD. Funded by Scottish Government, Inspiring Scotland’s Thrive Outdoors team will manage the fund, supporting charities delivering outdoor play to change, learn from and [...]