Care Inspectorate Hub – Outdoor Learning Guidance Tools

Outdoor Learning 

Guidance Tools available on the Care Inspectorate Hub

Children in our CALA centres have come back after their summer holidays and got straight back into exploring their outdoor play environments and favourite spaces in their communities. Lots of exploring, investigating and discoveries have already been made by the children and observations, interests and ideas captured to inform future planning.

With the national focus on Outdoor Learning and as we plan our outdoor environments and experiences, we thought it might be a timely reminder to highlight some of the valuable tools to help support good practice in your ELC setting on the ‘Care Inspectorate Hub’ Click on each of the documents to access.

Building the Ambition at Glenbervie Kindergarten and GX Club at Carrongrange House, Stenhousemuir

Building the Ambition at Glenbervie Kindergarten and GX Club at Carrongrange House, Stenhousemuir

Following on from our first visit to Glenbervie Kindergarden and GX Club in Larbert last October, we paid a second visit to Glenbervie this time to work with practitioners from the sister provision at Carrongrange House, Stenhousemiir.

Twenty-one staff attended the day which included tutor presentation, DVD clips on resilience and building brains, small group activities,  discussion and reflection. Despite the tempting spring sunshine outside, Manager Mairi and her team were participating throughout the day, no doubt helped by the generous amount of  edible goodies provided by owner Helen Bell!

Evaluative comments on learning gained from attendees included:

“Enjoyed workshop, learned so much about BTA.”

“I learned a great understanding of the BTA guidelines and helped towards my learning and thinking when it comes to my work with children.”

“Important to meet age/stage and development needs.”

“It doesn’t matter what age of child, the learning can always be extended.”

“Our jobs can make a real impact on children’s lives.”

“Our interactions with children, staff and parents are important on a daily basis.”


-Norma Ruettimann, Training Development Manager

Building the Ambition in Early Learning and Childcare

Building the Ambition in Early Learning and Childcare

Here in our Day care setting at Junior World, Nairn, our team have been working hard to implement the national guidance in practice with a focus on providing a high quality provision for our children and families.

We’d like to share some examples of how we have been nurturing children, actively seeking and acting on their views and interests, supporting their learning and enjoyment and involving parents.  We have found the SHANARRI wellbeing indicators a useful tool for self-evaluation in addition to assessing children’s well- being.

We hope you enjoy our presentation.

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The full version is available at : Building the Ambition in Junior World Daycare

-Jackie Stuart, Childcare Manager, Junior World Childcare