Outdoor Classroom Day 2019

Happy Outdoor Classroom Day 2019! On Outdoor Classroom Day we bring you ideas of how to get children outdoors in line with the new Ofsted Education Inspection Framework guidelines. Below are extracts from Reports, Papers and the Education Inspection Framework. In 2014...

World Thinking Day – Civil Rights, Women’s Rights, Earth Right’s and Child’s Rights

World Thinking Day – Civil Rights, Women’s Rights, Earth Right’s and Child’s Rights – what do they all have in common? On World Thinking Day, I have been thinking about how I have always been fascinated by how change happens. It was only in 1965 that the first...

Neuroscience of Early Years: Attachment and Sensory Enrichment

Neuroscience of Early Years Neuroscience of Early Years – here’s a little thought experiment. Imagine you have been asleep in a warm and comfortable snug place .… a feeling of such safety encompasses you…  but … you cannot remain there … you are being forced...
Nature Pedagogy – the teaching of nature within a nature-centric worldview.

Nature Pedagogy – the teaching of nature within a nature-centric worldview.

Nature Pedagogy Whilst the use of the terminology ‘nature pedagogy’ may appear relatively new, developing a deep nature connection and understanding how our needs and interests can be met successfully though nature to provide a meaningful contribution to our lives, is...

Therapeutic Play: Connecting with Nature helps heal adverse childhood relationships.

Therapeutic Play & Nature Connection Connecting with Nature helps heal adverse childhood relationships. For over 20 years I have witnessed the power of nature, therapeutic play and safe space to heal young people with challenging behaviour.  These have included...

First by the heart before understood by the mind – Ecopsychology, environmental and art therapy in practice.

Ecopsychology, Environmental and Art Therapy in practice. We are really looking forward to Ian Siddons Heginworth coming to run a 2 day workshop for us in March ‘Exploring the Natural World and the Feeling Self – Alchemical Ash’, an ecopsychology and...
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