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Seminar: Where are the babies? Exploring outdoor provision for under twos

Whilst there has been a growing interest in outdoor learning within ECEC (Early Childhood Education and Care), little is known about provision for under twos.  Similarly, despite increasing public concern about young children’s connection and relationship with the natural world, the outdoor experiences of babies and toddlers has been largely ignored. This free seminar will share initial findings from a research project funded by the Froebel Trust focused on outdoor provision in babyrooms in Kent.  It also offers a space for other working in this area to network and share. The seminar is aimed at researchers, practitioners and any other interested individuals.

Draft programme

13.00 Arrive and refreshments
13.30 A life ‘in and with nature’? An exploration of outdoor provision in baby rooms
Presentation of Froebel Trust funded research project by Dr Nicola Kemp, Canterbury Christ Church University, Dr Jo Josephidou, The Open University
14.30 Research and Practice presentations (3x 15 minutes)
15.30 Tea, cake and networking
16.00 Panel Discussion hosted by Jan White, Early Childhood Outdoors
16.45 Concluding remarks
17.00 End