Inspiring Scotland have been producing resources over the past few months which may be of benefit in your aim to increase your outdoor ELC provision.
Videos promoting and supporting Outdoor Provision in ELC
Inspiring Scotland made these clips last January – not knowing that COVID would delay their release. The films raise awareness of the benefits of Outdoor Play and Learning in ELC and may be useful to share with your staff teams and families.
https://youtu.be/rN6Cxvp25qo Benefits of outdoor play and learning from a Child’s perspective.
https://youtu.be/6yGxKgBJLu0 Benefits of outdoor play and learning from a Parent’s perspective
https://youtu.be/nte7WYO60Jc Benefits of outdoor play and learning from a Practitioner’s perspective
- An A3 size resource with examples, to support the design or development of high quality outdoor childcare provision – Links to Out to Play https://www.inspiringscotland.org.uk/publication/supporting-outdoor-childcare-provision-a3-guide/
- And a handy Flow chart to advise the different types of Outdoor ELC provision https://www.inspiringscotland.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Outdoor-ELC-flow-chart-Jan-2020-final.pdf
Practitioners Tuesday Tips to support more Outdoor Play and Learning
Inspiring Scotland have been releasing weekly tips on different aspects of ELC practice which are aimed at practitioners who would like to extend their Outdoor Practice. Find these at the link below:
Outdoor Games and Activity Ideas
Outdoor games and activity ideas for families and ELC settings: https://www.inspiringscotland.org.uk/thrive/?thrive_type=activities-games
We hope you find these resources beneficial and please feel free to share with your staff team and families.