Nature Play & Nurture CPD for Early Years

Regular experiences with nature help children build wellbeing and learning capacities, overcome barriers, and lay the foundations for Learning for Sustainability. Nature-rich provision supports children (and adults!) to wonder and think, to care and communicate, to explore and discover, to sense and to move, often all at once.

For all Early Years staff (age 2 up to early primary) who would like to add nature to the experiences they provide; extend and explore nature provision; find new ways to help children build wellbeing and learning capacities; visit nearby woodlands and wild areas; develop nursery and school outdoor areas; and/or bring nature indoors.

Course details (22 hours over 3 months, Cockenzie Primary School)

  • Three days of hands-on training with two experienced Forest School/ Kindergarten leaders Fri 3rd Nov, Fri 1st Dec, Fri 15th Dec
  • One half-day observation of demonstration woodland Nature Play & Nurture session at Cockenzie Primary school nursery on (9th, 16th, 23rd or 30 Nov 2017, from 9 am to 12 pm)

Early-booking price of £200 per person for those who book before end of September 2017; £250 per person after the end of September.

To book complete the attached Application form 2017, attach cheque to ‘East Lothian Council’ or provide invoice details and return to: Support from the Start, Rm 2.5, John Muir House, Haddington, East Lothian, EH41 3HA or

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