Starting small, growing big

Early Years Nurturing Nature

This is a venture that encourages parents to be involved not only with the nursery but to spend quality time outdoors with their child.

The programme engages early years children and parents in outdoor play through a 10-week programme. Nursery staff are then encouraged, with support, to take on running the programme for themselves.

If you would like to find out more about our work, then take a look at the projects we’ve worked on, and those we have planned for the future.

How does the course work?

Staff, parents and the children go on this journey together – this is a child and parent led programme. The course has now been proven over three years and hundreds of families. The sessions improve child health and wellbeing, raise parental engagement with their child and the nursery, nurturing stronger relationships between all.

The course embraces the Early Years Collaborative and EYFS by starting small and growing big!

Staff develop the confidence to run the project themselves with support from our LtL course leader, and nursery staff are left equipped to run the programme again themselves. This self-sustaining outcome is key, allowing nurseries to use the tool again in the future.

Often parents from the first course become parent helpers, further building community links and relationships.

Dates and booking

Simple in design, our experienced project workers help support relationships and craft the activities carefully. Courses are usually based in a single setting, accommodating up to a dozen sets of parent and child. Our expert staff lead the course and coach nursery staff in tandem. The underlying aim however is to get more early years outdoors.

A full day introduction with nursery staff, 8 half day sessions, all preparation and travel up to 100 miles round trip, as well as our famous ‘outdoor resource trolley’ is included in the cost at £6085+vat. Price from the 1st of February 2019.

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