Example of using natural materials in early years education

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Early Years Environment and Outdoor Learning

  • ‘Outdoor Environments’ booklet – free

    Outdoor environments – Developing outdoor learning spaces by Pete Moorhouse “Embracing outdoor learning will contribute greatly to giving children the best start in life – benefiting their social, emotional, physical and cognitive development.” This booklet provides inspiration and tips more

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  • ‘Learning Outdoors’ booklet – free

    Learning Outdoors – Building a solid foundation through nature by Pete Moorhouse with contributions from Jan White, Kathryn Solly and Jon Cree This booklet details the pedagogy behind outdoor learning and its importance for every setting. Published 2019 by more

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  • Early Years 360° Environment Audit – free

    Early Years 360 Environment Audit – Comprehensive environment audit form This enabling environment audit is designed to provide a framework with which to evaluate the current environment from all perspectives and focus attention on areas that require improvement.  Current more

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Children's Photography

Early Years General

  • Creativity at Home

    A resource for parents/ carers of young children. (3-7 ish) Download resource at the bottom of this page! I very much appreciate that the current situation has created new challenges for all of us. I’m sure you will have more

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  • Men in Early Years – some thoughts…..

    Men in Early Years Education   Through my work delivering training and presentations I get to participate in a number of early years conferences. I am always taken aback by the lack of men – sometimes none at a more

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