Early learning and childcare - Out to Play: guidance for practitioners supporting children with additional support needs - section 11

Supplementary guidance (section 11) should be used alongside the main Out to Play document to support the delivery of outdoor experiences for children in early learning and childcare (ELC) with additional support needs.


Care Inspectorate. (2016). My World Outdoors: Sharing good practice in how early years services can provide play and learning wholly or partially outdoors. Dundee: Care Inspectorate

Source: https://hub.careinspectorate.com/media/1557/my-world-outdoors-sharing-good-practice-in-how-early-years-services-can.pdf

Education Scotland. (2020). Realising the ambition: Being Me. National practice guidance for early years in Scotland. Livingston: Education Scotland.

Source: https://education.gov.scot/media/3bjpr3wa/realisingtheambition.pdf

Inclusive Communication Hub. (2017). The six principles of inclusive communication.

Source: http://inclusivecommunication.scot/the-six-principles-of-inclusive-communication

Scottish Government. (2017). Health and Social Care Standards: My support, my life. Edinburgh: Scottish Government.

Source: https://www.gov.scot/publications/health-social-care-standards-support-life/pages/1/

Scottish Government. (2018). Out To Play. Practical guidance for creating outdoor play experiences in early learning and childcare. Edinburgh: Scottish Government.

Source: https://www.careinspectorate.com/images/documents/5034/out-play-practical-guidance-creating-outdoor-play-experiences-early-learning-childcare.pdf

United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child. (2013). General comment No. 17 on the right of the child to rest, leisure, play, recreational activities, cultural life and the arts (art. 31).

Source: https://www.refworld.org/docid/51ef9bcc4.html

Warden, C. (2015). Learning with Nature Embedding Outdoor Practice. London: SAGE.

Thank you to Janine Ryan and Lynne Murray, Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA); Simon Henderson, Nathan MacGillivray and Sandra Hartley, Family and Community Development West Lothian; and Theresa Casey and Stacey Marko for their contribution to these additional sections.

Photographs are by Malcolm Cochrane Photograpy, Lynn Henni and SCMA.


Email: outdoorelc@gov.scot

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