Nurture Your Mind, Body and Soul Child Care Conference and Forest Nursery Tour 

Scotland and Post Tour London 2018

Scotland and England Conference Tour

Scotland May 9th to May 18th, 2018

We will travel by train to visit several Forest Nursery’s and explore Scotland along the way. We will begin our journey in Scotland and visit Glasgow, Edinburgh and much more.

This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the history and culture of Scotland including the culture of local Forest Nursery’s. Most programs spend the entire day outside, some may spend the majority of each day outside. You will want to be prepared to spend time outside (rain or shine) observing the children and operation of the programs. Learn about setting up the environments along with using fire pits. We will soon post a list of clothing and items you may want to bring with you for these days outside.

NYNBS Scotland child care conference Tour package includes: 8 nights accommodation with private bath/shower, breakfast at hotel, at least one lunch, Forest Nursery Visits, train and other entrance fees, conference tour fee, travel insurance, Porterage of 1 piece of luggage per person in/out of each hotel.

NYMBS Rate is based on Double Occupancy: $4186 per person (we are not responsible for assigning roommates) A single supplement rate is available upon request it is significantly higher. (we reserve the right to charge additional fee to accept credit cards)

Space is limited to the first 16 who register, if you are serious contact Stephenie today to pay your non-refundable deposit of $1500. 

Second payment due November 1, 2017.         Final payment is due February 1, 2018.

Air is not included. Talk with Stpehenie to book your flight so you arrive at the correct time. We will begin our first tour from the airport before we check into the hotel.

Conference Information contact Faye faye@zepedalearning.org or 503-949-5439 (call or text),

Hotel, Air, Pay deposit Contact Stephenie 503-371-4554 or jwillius@earthlink.net

Send Deposits to: Stephenie’s Cruise & Travel 5961 55th Ct SE, Salem, OR 97317

Cancellation Fee’s do apply

Cancellation notice must be submitted in writing to Stephenie’s Cruise & Travel.

Deposit is non-refundable (please don’t ask, it is just like a parent paying a deposit to hold a space in your child care.) Cancellation policy:  No refund after final payment.

Zepeda Learning and Leadership reserves the right to make changes to this conference tour package.

Post Conference / Tour London

London May 18th to May 24th, 2018

On the 18th we will travel by train from Edinburgh to York England where we will tour a program. The next morning we will attend a seminar Natural Play in Early Childhood: nurturing deep foundations for a lifetime of connection with nature with local providers and teachers. See the description below.

We will tour more Forest Nursery’s around London. We will travel by train from Edinburgh to London. We will have the opportunity to visit several sights including Stonehenge.

NYMBS Rate is based on Double Occupancy: $1985 per person (we are not responsible for assigning roommates) A single supplement rate is available upon request it is significantly higher.

NYMBS London conference /tour package includes: 6 nights accommodations, breakfast at hotel, train, transfer from train station to hotel, transfer hotel to airport, tours, transportation costs to visit programs, at least 1 lunch, conference/ tour fee, travel insurance. (we reserve the right to charge additional fee to accept credit cards)

Non-refundable Deposit: $200 per person. Space is limited to the first 12 who pay deposits.

Second payment due November 1, 2017.       Final payment is due February 1, 2018.

Tentative Itinerary

We will visit two wonderful Forest Nursery schools just outside of London. We will travel by Tube, Taxi and a short walk.

Tours to Stonehenge special access, Bath, Lacock, Buckingham Palace and Changing of the Guard.

Contact Information

Conference tour Information contact Faye faye@zepedalearning.org or 503-949-5439 (call or text),

Hotel, Air, Pay deposit Contact Stephenie 503-371-4554 or jwillius@earthlink.net

Send Deposits to: Stephenie’s Cruise & Travel 5961 55th Ct SE, Salem, OR 97317

Cancellation Fee’s do apply

Cancellation notice must be submitted in writing to Stephenie’s Cruise & Travel.

Deposit is non-refundable (please don’t ask, it is just like a parent paying a deposit to hold a space in your child care.) Cancellation policy:  No refund after final payment.

Zepeda Learning and Leadership reserves the right to make changes to this conference / tour package.

Natural Play in Early Childhood: nurturing deep foundations for a lifetime of connection with nature

“If children are going to care for the earth, then playing and working with the very stuff of existence is a priority.” David Hawkins

Children are born primed and ready to learn, knowing how to learn and what they need to learn about. The natural world provides endless motivational opportunities for children to explore and play, to build theories and make meaning, and to pose themselves the challenges they need for growth and development in all domains.

Using images from across the UK and beyond, Jan will show how easy it is to offer rich nature experiences that will enable young children to grow both roots and wings.

Biography

Working across the UK and internationally, Jan is a leading thinker and writer on outdoor play, advocate for high quality outdoor provision for services for children from birth to seven and founder/strategic director of Early Childhood Outdoors, the National Centre for Play, Learning and Wellbeing Outdoors. With over thirty years’ experience in education, including working with Learning through Landscapes and Early Excellence to develop national support for early years’ outdoor provision, and as an Associate Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam and Birmingham City Universities (CREC), she has developed a deep commitment to the consistently powerful effect of the outdoors on young children.

She is currently an Associate with Early Education, convenor of the Landscapes for Early Childhood national network, and provides training courses, conference keynotes and consultancy for a wide range of early years settings. With a childhood love of rocks and soil, leading to a degree in Soil Science, a masters in Ecology and post-graduate teaching certificate in Science and Outdoor Education, she realises that she has always been, at heart, a committed mudologist!

Jan is award-winning author of Playing and Learning Outdoors: making provision for high quality experiences in the outdoor environment with children 3-7 (Routledge 2014), Making a Mud Kitchen (Muddyfaces 2012) and Every Child a Mover (Early Education 2016), editor of Outdoor Provision in the Early Years (Sage 2011), and collaborated with Siren Films to make the award-winning training DVDs Babies Outdoors, Toddlers Outdoors and Two Year-olds Outdoors (Siren Films 2011).

Her website is janwhitenaturalplay.wordpress.com