Outdoors Thinking

Training (Adults)

EEF Creating rich experiences & supporting learning outdoors

Education Endowment Foundation & St Edmund's Stronger Practice Hub - Fully Funded course

Course Dates

Sessions 9:30 -15:30

  • Sat, Sep 21st 2024 Start Date
  • Sat, Oct 12th 2024
  • Sat, Nov 9th 2024
  • Sat, Dec 7th 2024
  • Sat, Jan 11th 2025
  • Sat, Feb 8th 2025
  • Sat, Mar 8th 2025
  • Sat, Mar 29th 2025 End Date


This course takes place here:

St Edmund’s Nursery School and Children’s Centre
Washington Street

Day 1 Pontipridd April23 April24 9

Book a place

Fully booked

More details about this course:

Creating rich experiences outdoors


Trainer FAQs

Why does Menna love the outdoors?

I think my passion for the outdoors began in my childhood. I have clear memories of playing in the garden that I grew up in as well as helping my dad in his vegetable garden and later in our allotment. He taught me so much about the world around us and I learnt to care about the living things he shared with me. These experiences build on my relationship with my dad, helped me to develop a relationship with the world and to recognise the therapeutic value of time spent outdoors.

3 words that best describe Menna

Mad about mud!

What is Menna's favourite moment in the outdoors?

It is very hard to pick a favorite, so I am going to cheat and have a work related one and a personal one. Work wise my favorite moments are the times I observe children just able to 'be' in the moment in our setting garden, I know in these moments that the child is relaxed and at ease, and that I have enabled that to happen. Personally my favorite moments outdoors are spotting the first snowdrops of spring, with all the promise of the year to come.

Why does Menna think Outdoors Thinking is unique?

This new certificate offers students the opportunity to increase their understanding of and confidence with their practice in the outdoor environments immediately around their settings. The very practical nature of the course will help staff to make small changes that will have potentially big impacts for the learning and development of children in their early years settings.

What is Menna most excited about in her role as Outdoors Thinking tutor?

I am very excited to be able to share some of my own experiences of learning alongside children in the outdoors as well as hearing about the ways that delegates are able to make changes in their settings.