This half day webinar focused on outdoor provision and the opportunities for outdoor learning for children from birth to age 2. This Froebel Trust event was recorded on 20 March 2021
Whilst there has been a growing interest in outdoor learning within ECEC (Early Childhood Education and Care), little is known about provision for under twos.
Similarly, despite increasing public concern about young children’s connection and relationship with the natural world, the outdoor experiences of babies and toddlers has been largely ignored.
This webinar shares the initial findings from a research project funded by the Froebel Trust focused on outdoor provision in babyrooms in Kent.
Aimed to foster collaboration and to raise the profile of this important area of practice, the webinar also includes presentations from members of Early Childhood Outdoors and opportunities to discuss issues and consider actions. The webinar is aimed at researchers, educators and anyone interested early childhood education and the care of young children.
Presentations during the webinar include:
- Clip 1: A life ‘in and with nature’? An exploration of outdoor provision in baby rooms Presentation of Froebel Trust funded research project by Dr Nicola Kemp, Canterbury Christ Church University, and Dr Jo Josephidou, The Open University
- Clip 2: Noticing Infants intra-action with the more-than human-world Dawn Jones, Senior Lecturer in Early Years, University of Wolverhampton
- Clip 3: Naturally Nurtured: charting the developing relationship between a baby and the outdoors in her first 18 months of life Carol Duffy, Early Childhood Consultant
- Clip 4: Q&A Panel Discussion: hosted by Professor Jan White, Early Childhood Outdoors
The webinar was hosted by the Froebel Trust and supported by Canterbury Christ Church University, The Open University, The University of Wolverhampton and Early Childhood Outdoors.
A life 'in and with nature'?
Research exploring outdoor provision for children from birth to two attending baby rooms in nursery settingsRead the interim reports