Early Years Nature’s Maker Space
This course will guide you through the process of setting up a maker space, tinkering zone, or woodworking area in your setting.
We will explore the benefits of tinkering, the cognitive, creative, collaborative, and physical developmental progress that children make through these open-ended learning experiences, and how to support children as they develop their skills using tools.
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The Nature’s Maker Space course structure covers the following.
- Exploring how to start thinking about and planning for developing a tinkering / maker space station in your setting.
- Supporting staff confidence and skills using tools.
- Experiencing first hand experience using and creating with tools.
- Exploring the creative / critical thinking process that children experience whilst tinkering.
- Support creating your risk benefit assessment.
This course is designed to help you set up a maker space, tinkering zone, or woodworking area in your setting. We will reflect on the cognitive, creative, collaborative, and physical developmental progress that children make through these open-ended learning experiences then explore a range of different practical ways you can move forward and develop your provision. A maker space or tinkering station is a safe space for children to design and construct what they imagine. We will explore the risks and benefits connected to learning in this style and the connection between tinkering, the Early Learning Goals and the KS1 curriculum.
This is a full day, practical course which takes place both in and outside. This includes periods of activity, tool use and being outdoors in all weathers for extended periods. Please come dressed for weather and conditions.
A dated certificate of attendance will be provided to all attendees by e-mail.