We offer a number of training programmes and resources aimed at improving practitioner’s knowledge and confidence in the outdoor environment. They are hands on courses that will leave you with practical ideas and skills to develop your setting.
As it isn’t always possible to release practitioners during the day, our training courses can be delivered flexibly to meet your needs. This may be over a number of twilight sessions, evenings or weekends.
Introduction to Forest School
Heard of Forest School but not sure what it is? Then let us show you! You will experience a Forest School session first hand, learning about the ethos behind it, discussing Heath & Safety requirements and trying out some Forest School activities.
Forest School Training
There are three levels of Forest School Leader training available, Level 1, 2 or 3. To deliver a recognised Forest School session it must be planned for and led by a qualified level 3 practitioner.
Continuous Provision in the Outdoors
Do you want to get the most out of your outdoor learning environment? This 1 day course will give you practical ideas on how you can meet the EYFS by offering the continuous learning environment both inside and out.
Enhancing the Outdoor Learning Environment
If you are already using the outdoor environment but want to take it to the next level, then this course is for you. We will look at how you can develop your practice to make it truly outstanding.
Working with Boys
It’s recognised that boys and girls learn and differently. This 1 day course can show you how to improve boys learning by using the outdoor environment to its full potential.
Delivering EYFS in the Outdoors
Get creative ways of maximising the outdoor environment to promote every area of the EYFS in this hands on course. We have a range of topics covering every area of learning, you can choose which ones you want to cover to create your own individual training programme.
Letters and Sounds in the Outdoors
Good Speech and Language development is recognised as being the cornerstone to children’s future learning and development. This course looks at how you can promote children’s language and communication skills in the outdoor environment.
This course looks at how you can reconnect babies to nature. We will explore heuristic play, treasure baskets and the use of sensory play to aid development. There will also be practical ideas on how you can provide stimulating play in the outdoors.
Team Building Days
Ideal for your staff training days. The day will be tailored to your needs and we will use Forest School activities to develop communication, cooperation and team work skills.
Activities for Adults
The Outdoor Learning Company offers a range of services for Adults, Parents, Staff and volunteers. They can be delivered on site in playgrounds, gardens and playing fields – we don’t need a Forest to deliver our groups.
The Outdoor Learning Company will tailor its service to meet your needs. We can directly deliver a range of sessions to Adults just tell us what you want to achieve and we will provide the service you need. Here are just a few things we offer. If you have an idea just let us know and we’ll make it happen.
Team Building Days
For Staff, Volunteers and Parents. Tailored to your needs we can use Forest School activities to develop teams through improving communication, cooperation and team work skills.
Dads Parenting Course
By using the natural environment we can provide a course for dads, uncles and male carers which is informative and interesting. We will cover positive parenting and child development themes in a practical way.
Forest School Dads Group
A session for dads, granddads, male carers, uncles or any male figure in the child’s life. There will be lots of opportunities for children and adults to communicate, develop relationships, and enjoy new experiences. This will be delivered through fun activities such as den building, cooking on campfires and using tools.
Positive Parenting Course
The Forest School ethos focuses on using the outdoor environment to develop self-esteem, this is as effective with adults as it is with children. Our parenting course combines elements of Forest School and the Positive Parenting Program (Triple P).