Outdoor Play and Learning Virtual Nature School project – 11 Highland inspiring examples.

The childcare sector can now access a virtual tour of over 100 inspiring examples of nature-based, child-led learning from across Scotland’s ELC sector. The examples show how early years and School Age Childcare settings transformed over Spring 2021 when practitioners took part in the Scottish Government funded Virtual Nature School project.

These inspiring examples include 11 of our Highland settings: Ardgour Primary School, Auchtertyre Primary Nursery, Aviemore Primary and ELC, Bonar Bridge & Gledfield Nurseries, Cradlehall Primary School Nursery, Inverlochy Nursery & Out of School Care, Kyleakin Nursery, Milton of Leys ELC Centre, Newtonmore English Medium Nursery, Sleat Nursery & Sgoil Araich and Tomnacross Nursery.

Congratulation to these settings on all their hard work and the improvements they made. If you want to find out more about what they did to develop their outdoor play and learning why not take a look by following the link above.

In addition to the 100 examples, the Scottish Government’s CYPIC (Children and Young People Improvement Collaborative) Out to Play Improve programme ended in March. Learn about how 6 ELC settings used Quality Improvement to increase time spent outdoors, by watching short videos on the CYPIC website.  Outdoor learning was also the subject of an ELC Quality Improvement Learning Exchange webinar in March.  Resources from that session are available on the ELC QI Teams channel in GLOW. You can find out how to register for the Exchange and access the GLOW resources here – QI Learning Exchange.