Early years (0–5 years old)

We create meaningful outdoor experiences and learning for babies, toddlers and young children.

Beyond the Gate

The outdoor environment is a rich and stimulating place for play and learning, which is essential during early years for health, development and wellbeing.

We develop outdoor learning experiences for families and groups, helping to support the key aims of the Early Years Framework. The programme is also designed to step Beyond the Gate and support active learning, working with families in outdoor natural spaces to expand their horizons, improving their emotional and mental wellbeing. We want to build confidence within parents, allowing them to support their children’s active play in outside places and develop their skills to support their children in everyday life.

Enjoying a walk at Newhailes
Enjoying a walk at Newhailes
Finding out about leaves at Malleny Garden
Finding out about leaves at Malleny Garden