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Where are the babies?  Researching children from birth to two’s engagement with the outdoors. 

We were of course very disappointed not to be able to hold the first of our ECO research seminars on 27th March this year.  However, we have two great pieces of news. Firstly, Nicola and Jo have published the first report from their research project, summarising their search of the research literature (and the lack …

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Professor Jan White on what ‘being outdoors’ means for children

In a wide-ranging interview for the Early Years Summit ‘Leading Practitioners, Leading Practice’, Professor Jan White discussed outdoor play, its benefits and what this means for children. In this excerpt, taken from the hour’s interview, Professor White describes what she believes to be core opportunities for young children outdoors: to move, to play and to …

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Fresh Air, Freedom and Fun

By Felicity Thomas   Norfolk is putting ‘Learning in the Outdoors’ at centre stage for their Early Years training and development programme. Their annual Early Years Conference this year consists of three days promoting outdoor learning, investigation and information. A ‘Training Garden’ has been developed at the Early Years Hub in Norwich to show how all learning can …

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