Natural Thinkers is a programme that supports teachers and practitioners in connecting children with nature, through practical activities that are inspiring and motivating.
Through embedding the principles and aims of the programme childrens' achievement from Early Years to Year 6 has risen and health and wellbeing increased. Central to the Natural Thinkers programme
are 10 commmitments. These give a structure for teachers and practitioners to follow, enabling areas of the curriculum to be accessed.
Through a focus on these points we enable teachers and practitioners to become confident in using the natural environment...
Natural Thinkers working with Lambeth Early Action Partnership (LEAP)
The Natural Thinkers programme has been developed for use for the under 3’s. It has been introduced into the LEAP settings with a focus on developing the prime areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS);
During the training participants learn about the benefits of outdoor learning on children’s speech, wellbeing and involvement. Practitioners learn how to monitor children’s progress and to use a communication and language tool to assess if a child needs further support or a referral to the speech and language team.