ECO updates and news

Noticing Infants intra-action with the more-than-human world

Our long-postponed research seminar, hosted as an online webinar in collaboration with the Froebel Trust last Saturday, was a great success and a marvellous way to initiate a range of actions that we might take over the coming year or so.  Thanks so much to Carol Duffy, Dawn Jones, Dr Nicola Kemp and Dr Jo …

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Celebration of the year that’s passed and optimism for the year ahead!

Despite the limitations on in-person gatherings and face-to-face events since March last year, members of the Early Childhood Outdoors meshwork have clearly been beavering away on our individual and collective missions.  Both as individuals, settings or organisations and through working collaboratively, we have stuck to our united vision of more children thriving outdoors, more often …

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Celebrating 60 posts on our blog!

It’s a special occasion for Early Childhood Outdoors this week, so cause for a small celebration.   We have reached the landmark of having 60 articles shared by the ECO meshwork through the ECO blog – which is quite an exciting achievement! The aim of our blog is to enable folks who are part of the …

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Outdoor play books now all available in one place!

A marvellous collaborationA bespoke online bookstore for almost all of the books for adults on Outdoor Play published in the UK (and some from beyond) is now available, thanks to a great collaboration between Early Childhood Outdoors and Richard Myers at Books Education. Richard has been providing a fantastic range of books on all aspects of …

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Creating the meshwork through digital means

We greatly missed connecting in person with everyone at our annual professional gathering at the end of March this year.  Given the likely length of the current situation and not wanting to have a repeated postponement, we have decided to wait until next March for the next national gathering in Sheffield. I’m delighted to be …

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Early Years qualifications and training for practicing outdoors

Early Childhood Outdoors aims to increase the confidence and competence of the early childhood care and education workforce in working in the outdoors with children from birth to seven, with the emphasis firmly on the day-to-day experience young children have in their early years settings. This week’s ECO blog post launches an important ongoing conversation …

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