Advice & Consultancy
Are you looking for an informal and friendly advisory visit service?
Gail will visit your school or setting to observe the current use of outdoors, and to hear about the specific challenges and barriers you are facing. You will have an opportunity to discuss and reflect on your practice and Gail will help you to identify potential solutions and work out your next steps.
Gail is a member of Learning through Landscapes‘ quality assured and accredited network of grounds professionals.
What do clients say about Gail?
‘Gail is unusually capable at both policy and practice – combining a deep commitment to children and the outdoors with a real understanding of how to build and motivate. I hope she will continue to show my teams how it is and how it should be….’ Tom Shea, Owner of Child First Nurseries
Conferences & Events
Are you looking for an experienced and enthusiastic speaker on Outdoor Matters?
Gail is happy to speak at Conferences. Ruth Halahmy, one of the Haymarket Conference team involved in organising the Nursery World Conference on 30th March 2011 has this to say about Gail’s chairing of the Conference;
‘Thank you for participating in Nursery World’s conference. The event was a great success and received a 98% satisfaction rate…. I thought your facilitation of the day was excellent and well received by the delegation… Thank you again for all your help and cooperation in the lead up to the conference – it really does add to the value of the conference!’
Click here to get in touch with Gail to discuss your event requirements.
Do you need external support to help you make better use of your outdoor environment?
Outdoor Matters offers a project development, support and delivery service for individual schools and settings, clusters of schools and settings, independent nursery chains, Children’s Centres, as well as Local Authorities and early years organisations with a remit around quality improvement. Gail has knowledge, experience and enthusiasm and can draw on her wider network of professional links, for example landscape design, to provide a tailored and expert project service.
Marjorie Ouvry, a highly respected early years consultant, author, and expert on outdoor play has this to say about Gail;
‘With her sound grasp of the principles of good early years practice and her practical knowledge Gail has been successful in communicating to practitioners in interesting and motivating ways. In her nationwide work for Learning through Landscapes Gail devised appropriate and non-threatening projects which helped practitioners to make progress and develop in their thinking and practice with regard to outdoor learning.’
Would you like a package of personalised training that has been developed in consultation with you and tailored to meet your requirements?
Gail can help you identify the challenges and barriers that are hampering your efforts to make better use of the outdoor environment and will work with you to develop a bespoke training course to address your needs.