Last Updated: Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Forest Kindergarten Approach - Learning Outdoors With Confidence

What is this?

​This professional development video is designed to support practitioners to improve children's experiences when outdoors, particularly through a Forest Kindergarten approach. The content has been devised collaboratively between Education Scotland and Forestry Commission Scotland.

Who is this for?

​This resource will be useful to all practitioners involved in early learning and childcare.

How to use this exemplar to improve practice

This professional learning resource is designed to provoke discussion and debate.

This resource has two parts:

  • training video
  • professional development pack


Powerpoint presentation: Forest Kindergarten resource (2.4 MB).

Explore the resource

Training video

The training video offers guidance and support to better understand a Forest Kindergarten approach as understood by the Scottish Forestry Commission. As you watch the video, you will be invited to pause and reflect on various improvement questions related to what you have heard.

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At various points in the video you will be directed to this professional development pack which can be printed and used to record your improvement actions or you can save the pack to keep an electronic record.

​Professional development pack

Powerpoint presentation: Forest Kindergarten resource.