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Forest Kindergarten Training

Thursday 6 February


A two day introductory course based on the Scottish Forest Kindergarten Model.

Key Overview:
Forest Kindergarten is modelled on a Forest School approach and is based around child-centred learning through play in the Early Years. Forest Kindergartens offer young children frequent visits and regular play opportunities in a local, natural setting all year round – this could be a woodland, park or even a beach!

The aim of this two-day training is to develop Early Years practitioners’ skills to enable and empower them to make regular visits to a local green-space/woodland.

What themes underpin this training?

Based upon three themes- people, place and pedagogy (activities).
The importance of sustained, free play for children’s development and engagement.
The value of nature for well-being – both for child and practitioner.
Making a connection with the natural world leading to long term environmental awareness and care for our world.
Importance of reflective practice.

Key Content:

How to prepare both yourselves as practitioners and your young children to go to a green-space.
Setting up a suitable site and setting boundaries with children.
Preparing for risks (risk benefit model).
Research on the benefits of playing and learning outdoors.
Games and songs to support children with the routines of regular visits to a green-space.

Date: 6th & 13th February 2020 OR 7th & 14th May 2020.
Location: Mill Woods, near Laughton, East Sussex.
Time: 09.00 – 16.30.
Cost: £175.
Book online: https://www.circleofliferediscovery.com/index.php?page=forest-kindergarten-training-cpd