A nature nurture training course starts at the end of this month which will see 18 staff from nurseries and early years centres going on 3 1/2 day training on using the outdoors as a nurturing environment. The training is being provided by Aline Hill a forest school trainer and Ros Marshall a nursery teacher from Edinburgh. The core of the course is a demonstration project being run at Olivebank child and family centre – this will provide an experiential session for the staff undertaking the training.
The Forestry Commission employs a development officer for Forest Kindergarten – Karen Boyd, who would be happy to talk to staff thinking of developing a forest kindergarten. Here is Karen talking about a project in South Lanarkshire. Its a you tube clip so some people might be able to access from a work computeer.