3-day learner-centred CPL plus observation visit to Nature Play and Nurture session. 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.
Day 1: Yourself in Nature. Become aware of how nature makes you feel. Reflect upon variety of affordance & opportunity provided by a woodland environment. Deepen your personal connection with the woodland.
Observation: Children in Nature An opportunity to observe a small group of children participating in a Nature Play & Nurture session.
Day 2: Practitioner in Nature Reflect. Explore key play and exploration themes seen at NP&N sessions. Audit play spaces & woodland environments for potential and pitfalls. Learn key skills for working in woodland.
Day 3: Skill Building & Action Planning: Risk assessment outdoors. Remaining questions answered. Building and developing further skills to support learners’ needs. Individual action plans.