We are almost at the halfway point for 2021 registration season and to say things are a little different this year is an understatement. Human beings are an incredibly adaptive species, and of course necessity is the mother of invention! So it is that Stramash (the outdoors, muddy kids, loose parts people) have ‘gone digital’,… Continue reading Puddle Patter
So how do you maintain children's health and wellbeing during a global pandemic? Is outdoor nursery part of the answer? Well it’s certainly a big (wellyboot’d) step in the right direction - and not only for the reasons you might think. Life in the time of C19 has been well termed) ‘a coronacoaster’, describing the… Continue reading Is outdoor nursery the answer?
Sobel Post 3, Special Places: I started writing my Sobel posts with the best will in the world and of course life, running a busy nursery, and a hectic training schedule put them to the back of my mind. I was reminded in March about these posts with full intention of starting back up again… Continue reading Guest Post – Cameron Sprague – Sobel Principles (3)
Working in a fully outdoor nursery is truly a job like no other. We often talk about the benefits to children (and rightly so!) But what you may not realise is that many of these benefits also apply to practitioners and those working in our environments. Time in nature Proven to reduce stress and anxiety… Continue reading Working in an outdoor nursery – what are the benefits to our teams?
Outdoor learning grows in Scotland Why kids need to spend time in nature Journal on the importance of place based education Health benefits of time spent outdoors Benefits of self directed learning Building resilience in children Play with limited toys Outdoor Learning Optimizes Children's Well-Being The New Science of the Creative Brain on Nature Physical… Continue reading Recommended Reading