Fostering Creativity Outdoors in the Early Years

A learning environment which supports and encourages creative thinking and play makes a difference to how children perceive themselves as learners, and their confidence levels and their self-belief.

This course looks at the benefits of outdoor play in terms of creativity in its widest sense, including:

  • How to develop children’s knowledge and understanding of the natural world
  • The use of problem solving strategies
  • The benefits of natural materials
  • Challenge, risk and decision making
  • Skills acquisition and transferability
  • A place to be creative and to develop children’s imagination including the use of art, dance and music as opportunities to express themselves

At least 50% of this course takes place outside.  You need to come with suitable clothing and footwear for the weather and season.

Audience  :  EYFS practitioners, EYFS leads

Date  :  Dates for 2021/22 tbc

Time  :  9.00am – 4.00pm

Venue  :  Wellfield Nursery and Infant School, 50 Dumber Lane, Sale, M33 5QX

Cost  :  £200 per person

Facilitated by  :  Juliet Robertson of Creative STAR Learning

Juliet is one of Scotland’s leading education consultants who specialises in outdoor learning and play. She works at a national level delivering training, giving keynote speeches, leading and supporting innovative outdoor projects and writing content for websites, documents and case studies.   Juliet is passionate about enabling schools, play organisations and early years settings to provide quality outdoor learning and play opportunities for children and young people.