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Creative Outdoor Nature Based Play in Urban Early Years Settings Webinar

Creative Outdoor Nature Based Play in Urban Early Years Setting is a new Training Webinar from Canavan Byrne with experienced Tutor, Gillian Powell. In this 2-hour webinar Gillian presents methods that will help services create a fun and enriching outdoor experience where there may be limited outdoor spaces.

The materials used are mainly recycled and very cheap making it easy for services to access. The webinar was developed with the Aistear Framework and includes practical and useful examples of the four themes; Exploring and Thinking, Communicating, Well Being and Identity and Belonging.  The course includes a certificate of completion for all attendees.

Creative Outdoor Nature Based Play in Urban EYS Course Content

  • The Baby and Toddler Experience.
  • Involving families in nature-based play in an urban setting – the first step to identity and belonging.
  • Creating exploring and thinking opportunities in nature-based play.
  • Communicating in an outdoor space.
  • How nature-based paly helps the well-being of the educator and child.
  • Inviting seasonal tuff trays.

Creative Outdoor Nature Tutor Gillian Powell

Gillian is a part time lecturer in Applied Professional Practice and Pedagogical Framing, on a Bachelor in Applied Early Years Education course, delivered in the Cork College of Commerce, by the Dundalk Institute of Technology. She owned and managed The Haven Montessori School in Bandon for thirty-two years.
This early years setting catered for over fifty children and the emphasis was on outdoor education. Outdoor education in three early years settings in Ireland was the focus of Gillian’s research during the course of a Masters in Education in University College Cork.
At the Early Years Shop we already sell Gillian’s set of 4 Thrive Outdoor Nature Books for Families and Children. These books are a great additional resource to any early years service and will give further insight into the activities and materials that can be used in an outdoor play environment. If you would like to book your place on this course click here! You can watch the below short video for a preview of what to expect!