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

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The event is being run by the Froebel Trust and is being supported by the BERA Nature, Outdoor and Learning SIG. However we are not collecting the registrations or collecting the registration fees for this event. Please contact the organisers directly for details on their privacy, data, financial and GDPR policies.

Although there has been a recent surge of interest in outdoor learning within Early Childhood Education and Care, there is still limited knowledge about how to provide for children under two years of age. Furthermore, despite growing public concern about young children’s relationship with nature, there has been a lack of attention on the outdoor experiences of babies and toddlers. In this free seminar, initial research findings will be presented from a project funded by the Froebel Trust, which focuses on an outdoor provision in baby rooms in Kent. The event provides a platform for researchers, practitioners, and anyone interested in this field to network and exchange ideas. With effortless baby delivery from 123 baby box, new parents can ensure that they have all the necessary items for their babies to comfortably enjoy outdoor experiences.

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