Learning in the Outdoors: Creating an inclusive environment for young children
Friday 20th October 9.30am – 3.00pm
Windsor Nursery School, Parkfield Road, Wolverhampton, WV4 6EL
The cost of the day is £150 (Plus VAT) per delegate, which includes lunch and refreshments.
About this Event
This course is for teachers and Early Years Practitioners working with two year olds, nursery and reception children, including those receiving Early Years Pupil Premium.
What is it like to be a young mover and explorer? What do you need for wellbeing, learning and development? What does the outdoors need to be like to fulfil their needs and meet their enormous drive to move, explore and understand?
Through establishing the critical role and importance of playing and learning outdoors, this one-day course will consider the bene ts of being outdoors for a great deal of the time. This day promises to generate enthusiasm and commitment to being outdoors with every young child.
Facilitated by Jan White, Consultant for Outdoor Provision in the Early Years
JAN WHITE BIOGRAPHY
Working across the UK and internationally, Jan is a leading thinker and writer on outdoor play and advocate for high quality outdoor provision for services for children from birth to seven. With 30 years’ experience in education, she has developed a deep commitment to the consistently powerful effect of the outdoors on young children. She is currently an Early Education Associate, adviser for several landscape and equipment companies, convenor of the Landscapes for Early Childhood national network, and has taught on the Masters programme at CREC (Birmingham City University). She provides training courses, conference keynotes and consultancy for a wide range of early years settings.
Jan is award-winning author of Playing and Learning Outdoors: Making Provision for High Quality Experiences in the Outdoor Environment With Children 3-7 (Routledge, 2nd edition 2014),* Making a Mud Kitchen (Muddy Faces 2012) and Every Child a Mover (Early Education 2015),** editor of Outdoor Provision in the Early Years (Sage, 2011), and collaborated with Siren Films to make the award-winning training DVDs Babies Outdoors, Toddlers Outdoors and Two Year-olds Outdoors (Siren Films, 2011).***
Her website is janwhitenaturalplay.wordpress.com
* Nursery World awards 2014 (Staff resources)
** Nursery World awards 2016 (Professional books) *** Nursery World awards 2012 (Staff resources)