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Growing with nature in the early years- with Rachel Bosley

November 28, 2022 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

This course offers practical ideas and information to help you support young children’s development through time with nature.

With the benefits of nature well documented in research, and the need for children’s connection with the natural world becoming more urgent, would you like to develop your confidence to include nature more widely within your early years provision?

As falling leaves and shiny conkers herald the arrival of autumn, join this interactive session to develop your knowledge and for practical suggestions.

Course objectives:

  • Describe the ways in which young children’s holistic development is supported by the use of nature
  • Consider strategies and key information which help to maximise children’s experiences with nature
  • List nature-based experiences and resources for use with young children

Time will be given within this session for participants to discuss ideas and share practice.

This course is aimed at Early Years ECTs & Teachers, EYFS Practitioners, Teaching Assistants and those aiming to refresh their knowledge or build their confidence in using nature to support children’s holistic development.

What previous participants have said:

  • Lovely, enthusiastic presentation – made it all sound very ‘doable’. Good to have references to research that backs up the importance of these experiences.
  • Has given me confidence to try out new things – giving the children more opportunities.
  • We are lucky to have a great outdoor space – but this course has reminded me of the importance of nature for wellbeing.

Workshop facilitator:

With over twenty years’ experience teaching outdoors, and drawing upon young children’s fascination with tiny creatures and natural objects, Rachel Bosley is a firm believer that using nature is an ideal way to support children’s holistic development.

As a specialist Early Years Teacher with an M.A. in Childhood Studies, Rachel is keen to pass on her enthusiasm and knowledge to other practitioners. One of her current projects is encouraging families to spend time in nature.

Accessing the online event

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Our online events aim to be interactive and at times you may be expected to have your camera and microphone on during the session, although usually your microphone should be muted.

We may use ‘Raised Hands’, ‘Reactions’, ‘Chat’, ‘Polls’, shared whiteboards and shared screens during the session. We may also use ‘Breakout Rooms’ to allow you to work in a smaller group.

This event will not be recorded for copyright and privacy reasons.


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Suitable for
Teachers, Teaching Assistants, SENCo