Forest Kindergarten – by Marina Robb

Alistair Bryce-CleggUncategorized3 Comments

Forest Kindergarten Children are by nature curious and playful.  There is a reason for that.  Self-directed exploration and play are how they learn.  Children were designed by nature to educate themselves by playing and exploring.   The launch of the new Forest Kindergarten Level 3 Training is a welcomed and exciting moment.  Although there are many opportunities to learn how to bring the benefits of the outdoors to the early years, this training has been crafted by early years professionals, with a vast range of nature-based experience.  It is aimed to provide inclusive and accessible results so that children from urban or more rural settings can explore and enjoy local nature play in their communities.   This Level 3 training … Read More

Little Explorers Sensory – Quality Learning for Babies

abc doesNurseries, Planning and Assessment2 Comments

I am often asked to go and work with settings who want to 'do more' with their baby rooms. The fact that babies are so reliant on adult support and intervention to engage them at the very beginning of their learning journey can be a real challenge. I was really pleased to discover Emma at Little Explorers Sensory who is committed to making those first experiences relevant, meaningful and fun! I have asked her to do me a guest post to explain a bit more about what she does… It still surprises me that I am now a business woman rather than a teacher; the whole process of setting up Little Explorers Sensory is still somewhat of a blur and … Read More

Personalised Teaching Display

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Have spent last week back 'home' in the North East working in schools in Bishop Auckland looking at lots of aspects of their EYFS practice. I saw lots of really good ideas, that I will of course share, and also worked with staff on some of the difficulties they were having with trying to get their EYFS to work on every level. I will also share those solutions with you (once I have checked that they are still working)! Last post I talked a little bit about using child initiated teaching display to inspire and engage the most reluctant learners and, as promised I thought I would post a couple f examples from practitioners that had had a go (and … Read More