If you are looking around your Early Years outdoors area with an eye to make a change and unsure where to start, then here are 7 ways to improve your outdoor learning space which won’t cost the earth.
What is Free Play?
Free Play used to be a part of the childhood experience, a process that was natural and taken for granted, not something to be instigated or contrived. However, times have changed and sadly the opportunities for children to play and explore freely have greatly diminished over the decades, so much so that now parents and educators are starting to think about ways to actively engage children more in a world of free play. More
Peter Lidgitt: Serial entrepreneur and the well respected University Governor has just added Schoolscapes to his growing list of companies. As a former PE teacher, he is passionate about increasing activity levels and health benefits to schools and education facilities across the UK.
Daily, Unique EYFS Outdoor Provision, without Breaking your Back!
Children at Lanivet Under Fives Pre-School are now enjoying and benefitting from a new, varied and stimulating outdoor environment, which alters every day! The dedicated staff are still smiling and relaxed, the children are happy and excited. So how are they achieving this amazing balance between maintaining a manageable workload for the staff, but still providing inspirational, quality play experiences for their little ones? What’s their secret?
Hopes and Dreams
Gwennap Parish Council dreamed of creating an inspirational new community space and are so thrilled at the transformation that has occurred in such a short space of time. Their original play park housed some very tired, old equipment, which had definitely seen better days. However, it was a play space with much potential just waiting for a change!