Kate Greenaway Nursery – A Special Place for Special People

6 October 2012
Kate Greenaway Nursery

The Kate Greenaway Nursery has been on my “must visit” list.

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A Recycled Sandpit Kitchen

13 September 2012
Sandpit Kitchen

Child-friendly playspaces are there to be celebrated.

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A Swedish Förskola

1 February 2012

A photo tour of an outdoor nursery in Sweden.

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Progression in Using Places for Learning and Playing Outdoors

29 December 2011
Sense of Place

When we lose our sense of place, we lose our feelings for place.

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Inside an Outdoor Pre-school in Sweden

5 November 2011
Mulleborg Cloakroom

It is interesting to see what the indoor space can look like.

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Outdoor Music Wall

28 October 2011
Music Wall

Making music outdoors with different materials.

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Czech Pre-schools – A Forest Project for All

26 October 2011
Forest School Activity Book

A German model of forest school is being given serious consideration by environmental organisations.

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The tripod made from guttering

13 October 2011
Guttering Tripod

I love how ideas can be cross-pollinated, used, changed, adapted and turned through play into all sorts of explorations.

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Water play with blue tarp and tyres

8 October 2011
Water Play

The perfect combination for interesting play.

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Bringing nature into a Czech Nursery

5 October 2011
Rope Trail

Outdoor spaces in a Czech nursery school.

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Outdoor Art: Felting Stones

10 September 2011
Felted Stones

Felting stones is a really simple activity to do outside.

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Mulleborg – an Outdoor Swedish Pre-school

7 September 2011

Children spend 80% of their time outside, all year round – in ALL weathers!

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Outdoor Literacy: Introducing letters

30 August 2011
Outdoor Letters

There are many multisensory activities which can help children recognise letters.

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Skogsmulle – Learning for All the Senses

27 August 2011
Skogsmulle Senses

Over 1/4 of the Swedish population have attended Skogsmulle activities as young children.

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Nets for Outdoor Play, Display and Learning

21 August 2011

Nets are a forgotten resource that have tremendous value in education and play settings.

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The Place for Stones: Cowgate U5’s Centre

11 August 2011
Cowgate Stones

Beautiful stones in every nook and cranny!

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Cowgate Under 5’s Centre – Come and Look!

7 August 2011
Cowgate Nursery

Capturing the ethos and values of this city nursery.

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The Cowgate Community Garden Party

4 August 2011
Investing In Children Award

Cowgate Under 5’s Centre celebrates their Investing in Children award.

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Schemas Outside – Help!

13 July 2011

Creating interesting challenges and possible lines of development in the schemas for outdoor activities.

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A Laminated Leaf Hunt

10 July 2011
Laminated Leaves

Laminated leaves are quite different to the growing plants in the garden.

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Circle Poems in Action

13 May 2011
Circle Poems

Children’s words can be used to create forms and patterns.

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Blue tarp on a windy day

5 March 2011
Windy Blue Tarp

Blue tarps and wind makes for an interesting play session.

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Guttering in Pre-school

2 March 2011
Guttering in Pre-School

Guttering seems to aid natural cooperation.

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Blue tarp

20 February 2011
Blue Tarp Ideas

If you have a blue tarp, how do you use yours?

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What would you do with this space?

20 September 2010
School Grounds Development

What would be your priority?

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A window with a view for babies

22 August 2010
Baby View

How would you brighten up a space for babies?

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Nature Nurture

8 August 2010
Nature Nurture

Sometimes there are days that I wish would never end.

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Wonderful Willow Ideas from The Coombes School

24 July 2010
Coombes School Willow

I’m a big fan of willow structures in school grounds and outdoor spaces.

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A Visit to The Coombes CE Primary School

8 July 2010
Coombes School

It’s hard to believe there was just a tarmac playground and playing field.

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Zoning the Outside Space

27 June 2010

Zoning an outside area is not a new concept.

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24 June 2010

RBS Supergrounds Award money used to develop nursery garden.

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Floor displays

5 June 2010
Floor Displays

I’m going to break with tradition here and discuss an indoor idea.

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Outdoor Play at Cowgate Under 5’s Centre

21 May 2010
Cowgate Nursery

This is the entrance to the magical, yet very real, world of Cowgate Under 5’s Centre.

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ICT Outdoors in the Early Years

5 October 2009
The Star

Use digital technology for learning outdoors with these ideas.

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