East Lothian Early Learning and Childcare Twilight Sessions 2017/18
Wednesday 23rd May 2018 5-7pm at Fenton Barns Nursery
Session PC07: Outdoor learning in early years
A Twilight Session designed for practitioners working in Early Learning and Childcare in East Lothian as part of a series of twilight sessions to build our ambition to be reflective practitioners dedicated to delivering the highest quality early learning experiences. The sessions provide an ideal opportunity to develop a partnership network and to share practice.
We know what research has shown about outdoor learning leading to a range of benefits for children’s development and general wellbeing including better concentration, better communication skills, greater stamina, improved balance and coordination, increased confidence and appreciation and understanding of the outdoors.
When exploring and playing in the outdoors children often demonstrate a range of skills that we would not ordinarily see in such depth. Children are problem solvers and creative thinkers. They are also developing positive attitudes to learning shown through their increasing confidence to co-operate with peers and adults alike. (https://education.gov.scot/improvement/Documents/ELC/elc11Learningoutdoorswithconfidence.pdf)
To reflect on the quality of your outdoor environment and the range of the experiences you currently offer to children in the outdoors
To reflect on your understanding of the skills children develop through learning in the outdoors
Share in the journeys of different settings as they present how they have developed their quality outdoor learning environments and experiences
Experience firsthand different outdoor learning opportunities
What can I do? Thinking back over the presentations identify and start to plan a development you can take forward into your setting
PLEASE NOTE: This will be an outdoor based session so please wear suitable clothing and footwear
Sam Munro – Nursery Practitioner Fenton Barns Nursery
Louise Juhl and Wendy Hardie – Early Learning and Childcare Support Teachers
To book a place please email staff development quoting the reference number PC07. Please include your name, designation, organisation and contact email address.
Only 2 spaces per organisation.