Drop in to Vogrie's outdoor early learning centre open day

Vogrie Outdoor Early Learning

Our first Outdoor Early Learning and Childcare setting (ELC) is now open.  Join us at Vogrie Country Park for our Open Day.

Lots of fun

Come along on Saturday 23 November between 10am and 2pm to find out more. You can meet the team, tour the setting and dip into a range of experiences such as campfire cooking, den building, loose parts play, bulb planting and face painting.

Register now for a place

Children aged 3-4-years-old can register to start attending the ELC now. We also welcome families of younger children as it won’t be long until your little ones are old enough to join the adventure!

Fantastic learning opportunities

Principal teacher Janet Donaldson said: “We’re excited to open the gates of Vogrie Outdoor ELC for this special day of family fun. It’s a great chance for parents, carers and children to explore the setting and experience first-hand some of the fantastic learning opportunities that the outdoors offers.”

Open 50 weeks a year

Vogrie ELC is open 50 weeks per year, in all seasons. Outdoor clothing, boots and free hot lunches are provided to ensure that everyone is comfortable and able to make the most of any weather.

What's on offer

Parents/carers can register for either Mondays and Tuesdays OR Wednesdays and Thursdays, with the option to request additional Fridays.Drop-off times are between 08:15 and 08:45 and pick-up times are between 14:45 and 15:15.

Benefits of outdoor play

Janet Donaldson said the benefits of outdoor play at Vogrie cannot be over stressed.

“Learning outdoors has physical, emotional and cognitive benefits. These include the development of motor skills, emotional literacy, problem solving, environmental understanding and the ability to manage risk, not to mention the health benefits of more time spent in daylight and fresh air.

“We’re delighted that we’re already able to offer just short of the expanded 1140 hours of funded early learning hours available across Scotland from August, so there are plenty of opportunities to get outside to learn,” she said.

How to sign up

To register for a place:

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8 Nov 2019