As part of the WOK Training Academy I am involved in helping to plan and deliver interactive workshops. We currently deliver literacy and numeracy workshops, however other areas of the curriculum are also included naturally. This reflects the experiences of the children who attend WOK, as most spontaneous learning that occurs in the woods is cross curricular.
Our aim is to help practitioners attending the training day to develop a deeper understanding of child led, child initiated outdoor learning and give practitioners the confidence to take children from their own establishments out of the classroom and into “the outdoors” for some memorable learning experiences.
I very much enjoy my varied role as Administrator within Woodland Outdoor Kindergartens. Part of this role is to be involved with the training team. This has evolved as a result of my experience as an Early Years Practitioner and through my passion and commitment to the ethos of Woodland Outdoor Kindergartens in relation to the provision of high quality learning experiences in the natural world. I ensure that all paperwork is in place for the event, before and after, and enjoy meeting and greeting the people who come to visit and help make the day run as smoothly as possible. It is a privilege to be involved in the provision of continuing professional development for all participants who come from a range of backgrounds.