The Outside for All Project was developed by Learning through Landscapes on behalf of West Sussex Early Childhood Service.
The aims of the project were to;
Develop the Outdoor Provision of five designated Children’s Centres in West Sussex. These Children’s Centres were to act as positive models of good practice to promote the importance and value of outdoor play for children and disseminate this to parents, families, and other early years settings in the locality.
Develop the outdoor provision and practice in twenty other settings in West Sussex across the range of early years provision. These settings were to provide access and demonstrations for other settings, to inspire and motivate them to enhance their own provision. These settings were to also provide valuable input to support the development of outdoor provision in the new build Children’s Centres.
Develop and demonstrate a range of relevant, copyable low tech and affordable solutions, which other early years services can realistically transfer to their own situations.
Develop the quality of outdoor play experiences offered by childminders thorough supporting and working with three Childminding Networks in West Sussex.
Gail took a key project management role in the development and delivery of the project. The settings that were selected for involvement in the two year project were supported by Miranda Murray, one of LTL’s Early Years Development Officers. The project was very successful and the ideas and outcomes of the project were written up by Gail and Miranda and published in a Celebration Booklet that was widely distributed to schools and settings in West Sussex.