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  • April 30, 2019
  • Tuesday, 10.00 AM to 4.30 PM
  • Early Childhood Outdoors

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Being at Home Outside

15 Paternoster Road, S1 2BX

Tuesday, 10.00 AM to 4.30 PM
April 30, 2019


Early Childhood Outdoors

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Being at Home Outside

15 Paternoster Road, S1 2BX

Tuesday, 10.00 AM to 4.30 PM
April 30, 2019


Being at Home Outside


Niki Buchanhas developed a reputation as a strong advocate for children’s right to a high-quality childhood with a deep concern about children’s mental health and trauma. Trusting children as being capable and competent, able to assess and take their own risks and face challenges, she believes all children have a right to regular access to nature and to have their voices heard in matters that affect them.
A leading voice in promoting nature-based practice, Niki works internationally as a conference keynote speaker, nature pedagogue and mentor and has been invited to work in the UK, USA, Canada, Iceland, Sweden, South Korea, China, Norway, Denmark and South Africa.  Also award-winning author of Children in  wild nature: a practical guide    to nature-based practice, she is mother of four adult children, an adventurer, keen photographer and is usually surrounded by children!

Sue Stokoe is Headteacher of Boldon Outdoor Nursery School in South Tyneside, North East England. For the past 13 years she has had the pleasure of leading staff, parents and governors on a journey to develop the nursery from the traditional stand alone maintained nursery school it was to the award winning and internationally renowned centre of excellence it is today. The nursery school operates outdoors for over 90% of each session, learning in and with nature through its seasons and elements.

Conference Programme

Conference programme includes two exciting keynotes plus plenty of time for networking and professional discussions

10.00 Arrival, registration and refreshments
10:30 Welcome and introduction: Jan White
10:45 Niki Buchan, international education consultant with Natural Learning Early Childhood Consultancy in        Australia. International perspectives on nature based provision and practice
11:45 Coffee break & exhibits
12.00 Meeting, sharing & networking discussions
12:45 Dandelion Award followed by lunch & exhibits
13.45 Sue Stokoe, Head of Boldon Outdoor Nursery School (TES School of the Year winner 2016) Becoming and being an outdoor-focused maintained nursery school: starting points, challenges, successes and aspirations
14:45 Early Childhood Outdoors coordinators Sharing developments in the ECO meshwork and our strands of activity
15:30 Moving onwards and upwards discussions
16:30 Summary and close

Fees and Booking


To book please email Jayne on [email protected]

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