NNSP Learning and Development Timetable Sep 2017 to Jul 18

Enabling Environments: Outdoor Learning

“Despite the cultural shift away from outdoor play and learning, it remains essential to children’s health, development and well-being. Consequently, it is vital that early years settings maximise children’s opportunities to be outdoors: for some it may be their only opportunity to play freely and safely outside.”
(Effective Practice: Outdoor Learning, Outdoor Matters 2007)

NOVEMBER 2017

Monday 6th – 1.15pm to 3.15pm

Gloucester Nursery School

Creating a WOW Learning Environment

Do you have an enabling environment? What does this actually mean? This session will cover the following areas: continuous provision, open-ended experiences, child-initiated play, differentiation and risk taking. Time will be available for practitioners to observe children, adult structured and child-initiated play.

CPD session: £60 per person

Tuesday 21st – 9am to 11am

Croyland Nursery School

The Open Environment: The World Around Us

Exploring learning in the outdoor environment in the nursery, including the mud kitchen.

The Nursery visit will focus on ‘The World’. Practitioners will have the opportunity to explore outdoor learning including: The Mud Kitchen, Risk Taking, Challenge and Children pursuing Child-initiated learning. Using the locality as a resourced will also be discussed.

CPD session: £60 per person

DECEMBER 2017

Thursday 7th – 9.15am to 11.15am

Gloucester Nursery School

Creating a WOW Learning Environment

Do you have an enabling environment? What does this actually mean? This session will cover the following areas: continuous provision, open-ended experiences, child-initiated play, differentiation and risk taking. Time will be available for practitioners to observe children, adult structured and child-initiated play.

CPD session: £60 per person

JANUARY 2018

Wednesday 10th – 1pm to 3pm

Croyland Nursery School

Let’s Go Outside: Into the Street, Into the Park, Into Your Community: The Open Environment

Croyland Nursery School has been engaged in the international Bric project which involves early year’s teachers, young children and parents in exploring democratic engagement in public and civic spaces.

BRIC aims to achieve the following objectives… An exchange of ‘good practice’ between preschool teachers in three countries (Italy, Sweden and the UK); Systematic education and training around democratic engagement in public spaces and the development of open educational resources and targeted activities to engage early childhood professionals, parents and the local community.

This practical session will explore the vision and principles of outdoor learning (with principles of the BRIC project) in practice. What does it look like? What do you expect from your staff? Strategies for extending children’s learning in the wider community will be experienced in action.

CPD session: £60 per person

Wednesday 17th – 9.15am to 11.15am

Gloucester Nursery School

Understanding of the World: The 3 E’s – Exploring, Experimenting and Experiencing

This session will showcase the work children at Gloucester Nursery School have undertaken over the course of the year with particular focus on their learning and understanding of the world exploring in-depth the following strands: People and Communities and The World – looking at planning and provision.

ADIL session: £60 per person

Thursday 18th – 1pm to 3pm

Highfield Nursery School

The Open Environment: The World Around Us

Exploring learning in the outdoor environment in the nursery, including the mud kitchen.

The Nursery visit will focus on ‘The World’. Practitioners will have the opportunity to explore outdoor learning including: The Mud Kitchen, Risk Taking, Challenge and Children pursuing Child-initiated learning. Using the locality as a resourced will also be discussed.

CPD session: £60 per person

FEBRUARY 2018

Thursday 1st – 1.30pm to 3.30pm

Ronald Tree Nursery School

Let’s Go Out Into the Community!

This session will look at the benefits of exploring your local community with the children and the learning opportunities, which this provides.

See examples of how this outstanding provision have been out and about in their local community.

CPD session: £60 per person

Wednesday 21st – 9.15am to 11.15am

Gloucester Nursery School

Understanding of the World: The 3 E’s – Exploring, Experimenting and Experiencing

This session will showcase the work children at Gloucester Nursery School have undertaken over the course of the year with particular focus on their learning and understanding of the world exploring in-depth the following strands: People and Communities and The World – looking at planning and provision.

ADIL session: £60 per person

MARCH 2018

Monday 26th – 9am to 11.30am

Whitehills Nursery School

If You Go Down to the Woods Today…The Outdoor Environment

A practical session that will demonstrate exciting outdoor activities such as den making and building a real campfire. The session will also include ideas of how you can encourage children to be visible and valued in the community.

A unique opportunity to join one of the regular rips to nearby woods with a group of children and their Key Worker. Gather ideas for developing communication and listening skills in meaningful situations.

Focused session: £30 per person

APRIL 2018

Wednesday 25th – 9.30am to 11.30am

Ronald Tree Nursery School

Rain or Rays with the Ronald Tree Rangers: Outdoor  Learning

An opportunity to join in with our ‘Ronald Tree Rangers’ session; our own version of Forest Schools, which can be achieved in the outdoor area of your own provision.

A fun practical session with the Ronald Tree Rangers accessing the outdoor areas to understand how to enrich play and learning opportunities for young children, in all weathers. Join in with or observe the exciting outdoor activities culminating in a real camp fire and Hot Chocolate!

The session will focus on both the theory and the practical aspects of playing outdoors and how this can enhance children’s learning and development, linking firmly to the EYFS.

CPD session: £60 per person

MAY 2018

Wednesday 23rd – 9.15am to 11.15am

Camrose Early Years Centre

The World Outside Incorporating the Principles of Forest School for 3/4 Year Olds

Forest School uses the outdoor environment to help all children learn. Children are encouraged to develop individual skills, improve their decision-making and raise their self-esteem

through small achievable tasks. Children of any age and ability will benefit from Forest School. This practical and theoretical focused session explores how it is embedded at Camrose and how parents are encouraged to be involved.

Focused session: £30 per person

JUNE 2018

Thursday 7th – 9.15am to 11.15am

Camrose Early Years Centre

The World Outside Incorporating the Principles of Forest School for Toddlers

Forest School uses the outdoor environment to help all children learn. Children are encouraged to develop individual skills, improve their decision-making and raise their self-esteem

through small achievable tasks. Children of any age and ability will benefit from Forest School. This practical and theoretical focused session explores how it is embedded at Camrose and how parents are encouraged to be involved.

Focused session: £30 per person

Thursday 14th – 9am to 11.30am

Whitehills Nursery School

If You Go Down to the Woods Today…The Outdoor Environment

A practical session that will demonstrate exciting outdoor activities such as den making and building a real campfire. The session will also include ideas of how you can encourage children to be visible and valued in the community.

A unique opportunity to join one of the regular rips to nearby woods with a group of children and their Key Worker. Gather ideas for developing communication and listening skills in meaningful situations.

Focused session: £30 per person

Tuesday 26th – 9am to 11am

Highfield Nursery School

Let’s Go Outside: Into the Street, Into the Park, Into Your Community: The Open Environment

Highfield Nursery School has been engaged in the international Bric project which involves early year’s teachers, young children and parents in exploring democratic engagement in public and civic spaces.

BRIC aims to achieve the following objectives… An exchange of ‘good practice’ between preschool teachers in three countries (Italy, Sweden and the UK); Systematic education and training around democratic engagement in public spaces and the development of open educational resources and targeted activities to engage early childhood professionals, parents and the local community.

This practical session will explore the vision and principles of outdoor learning (with principles of the BRIC project) in practice. What does it look like? What do you expect from your staff? Strategies for extending children’s learning in the wider community will be experienced in action.

CPD session: £60 per person