Interviews

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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Designing an effective play area

For this week’s post I’m very pleased to be able to share another of Kathy Brodie’s interviews with people who champion being, playing and learning outdoors for every child – this time from Julie Mountain, long-time Landscapes for Early Childhood friend, former Learning through Landscapes colleague, and passionate advocate for ‘no child left inside’. Julie …

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The most powerful trend in early childhood environment design across the world

It’s been some time since we shared another of Kathy Brodie’s 16 interviews from the Spring 2018 Outdoor Play and Learning summit, and this one is so very relevant as we welcome many more families back to early years settings in the UK with a focus on wellbeing and a ‘green recovery’.  Alongside the global …

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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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Celebrating the lifework of friend and inspiration, Erin Kenny

As our inaugural international speaker at the launch of Early Childhood Outdoors in April 2018, Erin Kenny reached the hearts of many of those belonging to the ECO meshwork. A year has now passed since Erin finally lost her determined battle with cancer, and she is missed dearly and daily. But the legacy that grew …

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