Woodlands School Training

Posted by Dawn Heaps on Saturday, April 6, 2013
Just wanted to share with you all the wonderful experience I had on the Woodlands School Training run by the Active Living team at Haigh Hall. Doug and his team were fantastic and had structured a really interesting and informative training session.

We spent the whole day outside, including our lunch, making our own plates from willow and heating our own water for our drinks. From team building games to bug hunting, den making to clay modeling, the whole day gave inspiration and information that I will be building in to the activities I plan with the children.

I was the only child minder attending but really enjoyed talking with nursery, pre-school and school staff about how the activities we took part in could be adjusted to the age ranges and abilities of the children in our care. I am now hoping that I can arrange another training day just for child minders that the team can adjust to be more focused on activities for younger children.

If anyone has the chance to attend further Woodland School Training sessions I would definately recomend they go along and get stuck in.

Dawn x

About Me

I have a BA in Early Years. I also hold two professional degrees from my previous careers in Careers Guidance and Radiography. I do have Maths and English at 'O' Level Grade C - not that this better enables me to educate children but it is what the government seems to hold dear. I am an active member of the PACEY, a Lead Child Minder for Wigan Local Authority (supporting other child minders) and am accreditted on my local network to offer the early years entitlement. I love to learn and find it difficult to stop myself from taking on training and further education. But I hope my love of learning is passed on to all the children in my care as well as to my own daughter.