Free event attracts childcare practitioners

16th May 2013 3:38pm - Return to press releases

Childcare practictioners at forest schools eventChildcare practitioners from across the East Riding attended a free “Forest Schools” event at East Riding College in Beverley.
The session saw them learning about the modern teaching and learning concept which sees young people learning and playing outside in less structured lessons.

Alison Piper, manager of Fir Trees Nursery School in Tickton, said: “The outdoors Forest School session has inspired us to develop how we use our outdoor space and natural resources”
“It has given us confidence to offer children the opportunity to experience basic skills with tools.”

The aim of the session was to offer local childcare practitioners a chance to gain experience in up to date practice.
Gerry Hotham, head of early years and care at the College, said: “This was a really enjoyable session and the feedback we got from people who attended was very positive.
“It has been so popular that we are now looking to organise another free session at our Bridlington campus over the coming weeks.” 

As well as providing education and training to young people and adults in the classroom, East Riding College provides staff development services to thousands of employees each year.
For more information about the next Forest Schools session, call 0845 120 0037 and ask for Elaine Batten or email elaine.batten@eastridingcollege.ac.uk

For general workforce development queries, call 0845 120 0037 and ask for business development or email business.development@eastridingcollege.ac.uk

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For more information about this press release, call Matthew Croshaw, marketing and communications manager, on 01482 390720 or email matthew.croshaw@eastridingcollege.ac.uk