What we do
We offer bespoke facilitation, training and consultancy to help you develop learning, playing and being outdoors. Bringing practical and theoretical elements together, we provide inspiring, informative and interactive support to all types of schools, families and communities.
We support the development of both social and emotional health, encouraging self-regulating behaviour and creating space for the development of self-esteem and a wide variety of positive relationships.
Why does Develop Learning Outdoors matter?
Develop Learning Outdoors matters because it inspires physicality and movement and in doing so, provides spaces for large scale movement, use of muscles and senses encouraging subsequent brain development. Alongside promoting the sense of well-being and fitness and good health gained from increased exposure to fresh air, sun, seasons and the elements.
Develop Learning Outdoors matters because it supports the development of both social and emotional health encouraging self-regulating behaviour and creating space for the development of self-esteem and a wide variety of positive relationships.
Develop Learning Outdoors matters because it provides space, information and support to both adults and children to develop skills to manage risk, meet new challenges and grow in confidence.
Develop Learning Outdoors matters because of the wide and interesting variety of contrasting environments that can be developed to offer all types of high-level, deep and irresistible learning, helping to support a whole-school approach to raising attainment through increased engagement and cross-curricular learning.
Develop Learning Outdoors matters because it seeks to engage with children and adults to develop environmental life skills including sustainability, care and understanding for their community, interdependence and the wider world.
“When planned and implemented well, learning outside… contributed significantly to raising standards and improving pupils’ personal, social and emotional development.” (Ofsted, 2008)
Qualified Teacher – B.Ed (Hons) with QTS (Lancaster University).
Post Graduate Diploma with Commendation in Education (Early Years) – learning outdoors and research modules taken (CREC – Centre for Research in Early Childhood – with BCU).
National Personal Social Health Education CPD Certificate (Roehampton University).
Accredited Professional in Transforming Practice with Learning through Landscapes (LtL Facilitator and Trainer in Early Years and Schools).
We fulfil compliance requirements including DBS check, Insurance, Safeguarding, First Aid and Prevent training.
Member of Learning through Landscapes (LtL) and an Accredited Facilitator and Trainer.
Member of the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (CLOtC).
Meshwork Member of Early Childhood Outdoors (ECO), The National Centre for Outdoor Play, Learning and Wellbeing a recently launched social enterprise with Professor of Practice Jan White (University of Wales Trinity St David) as strategic director.
Member of the Landscapes for Early Childhood Network (LEC) a UK-wide network that aims to bring together professionals working in Early Childhood Education and Landscape Architecture.
Significant experience training and facilitating groups of both adults and children both outdoors and indoors.
Many years of wide-ranging experience working in a variety of Primary Schools and Early Years Settings as both a Teacher and Senior Leader.
Recent experience as a Part- time Lecturer in the Faculty of Childhood, Early Years and Education Studies at Leeds Beckett University.