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Hatcham Oak Early Childhood Centre

Wallbutton Road

Brockley

London

SE4 2NJ

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Natural Thinkers Connecting Children to Nature

Raising Achievement, Health and Wellbeing for Children from 2 – 11


Please note this is a 1 day course.

Come prepared to be outdoors for part of both days whatever the weather!


Why choose our programme?

This training will enable early years practitioners and childminders to become confident in using the natural environment. Central to the Natural Thinkers programme are 10 commitments which will be explored. These give a structure to follow enabling aspects of all areas of the curriculum to be accessed.

Course covers:

  • Importance of outdoors
  • Overview of the 10 commitments
  • Risk assessments
  • Practical learning experiences

Aims:

  • To demonstrate how to connect children to nature through accessible activities
  • To explore how to support children to respect and understand their role in protecting the environment
  • To look at how to make food growing a part of children’s lives
  • To discuss ways of promoting children’s health and emotional well being
  • To look at creating nurturing environments that encourages communication and a sense of belonging

Description

  • We demonstrate how to teach all areas of the curriculum outdoors and improve learning outcomes for all.
  • We explore the perceived obstacles to providing high quality learning outdoors and provide solutions
  • We examine the need for challenge and risk in children’s play and how it can be assessed
  • We create procedures taking into account the benefits of risk so that a more balanced approach can be taken

Outcomes

Practitioners will be able to:

  • Devise an action plan to develop the provision of high quality outdoor learning under the ten commitments which will promote children's health and wellbeing
  • Develop resources and ideas for enabling the curriculum to be delivered outside

Testimonials

“Excellent training, research to back up and support with changing mindset of staff team!” Luton Practitioner

“This is one of the best training I have attended I would recommend it to everyone.” Lambeth Teacher

Having the practical sessions made the course very powerful. Great training.” Haringey Practitioner

“Loved every bit of it. I will use what I have learnt to inspire teaching and support staff for outdoor learning.” Wandsworth Teacher


About Jo Gordon?

Jo Gordon works as an Early Years Consultant for several London authorities where she supports and advises childminders, pre-schools and schools on best practice. She delivers training on all aspects of the Early Years Foundation Stage. She has a particular passion for the outdoors and is a fully qualified Forest School Leader. She co-leads Lambeth’s Natural Thinkers project – Connecting Children to Nature

She works part-time for Lambeth Early Action Partnership (LEAP) working on developing and implementing strategies to enhance and develop communication and language for children 0-4 years. Natural Thinkers is one of the programmes being implemented to support this work


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Payment: Payments are made on-line in advance of the event taking place. You may attend the event without having booked and paid for the place you may be turned away from the event.

It may be possible to make an online payment on arrival at the event to gain entry where places are available, but this facility cannot be guaranteed.

Timekeeping: Prompt time keeping is essential in ensuring a professional learning environment. Late-comers may be refused admission to the course/training event where entry may be detrimental to the learning of others.

Cancellation:If you are no longer able to attend the course, please notify us by email STEEPcontact@gmail.com, giving the required notice.

In the event the organiser has to cancel or reschedule the event, your booking will be transferred to the next available date or a full refund provided.

Refund policy: Refunds will only be given if the attendee gives the required notice of non-attendance. After this time no refunds will be given.

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