Price Inhouse Training Member Weekday: £505 Non-member Weekday: £631 Member Saturday: £569 Non-member Saturday: £712 Open Training Member: £48 Non-Member: £64
Delivery Type Face to face
Training Provider NDNA

Outdoor Maths and Literacy

Explore the developmental benefits of outdoor maths and literacy for children.


In February 2018, as part of the 1140 hours expansion, Scotland’s Minister for Children and Young People Maree Todd announced that outdoor learning in the early years should become “a defining feature of childhood in Scotland”.


Maths and literacy surround us in everyday life. This course will explore how to recognise this and how to engage with and nurture young children, to connect with maths and literacy outdoors, in ways that make sense to them in their daily lives.



- Explore the role of the adult, resources and environment in children’s maths and literacy development

- Approaches to literacy and the relevant methodology to develop these

- The importance of literacy in supporting the child’s learning

- The importance of maths in children’s learning

- Approaches to create and support children’s mathematical development

- Creating motivational experiences both indoors and out in a way that connects the child to their own learning



- Review current practice in supporting and developing all aspects of maths

- Identify and evaluate the balance of language used by children in your setting

- Create a strategy to promote other forms of literacy and maths development, and how staff can support this for each child

- Assess and identify the adult role, resources and environment to take forward current practice.

Training Provider Overview

We are a charity that believes in quality and sustainability so we put our members’ businesses at the very heart of ours. We enhance, support, nurture, cherish and challenge. Our innovative thinking gives your nursery the edge, an advantage that makes it the best it can be. Quite simply, we are the people behind the people who care, and champion the best for our children.

NDNA has a committed and enthusiastic nursery member base in Scotland representing 55% of private day nurseries and with 15 Scotland-based local member networks. To make sure the voice of nurseries in Scotland is heard loud and clear, we work with our members in Scotland to represent the sector to government, local authorities and the media.

To make sure the voice of nurseries in Scotland is heard loud and clear, we work with our members in Scotland to represent the sector to government, local authorities and the mediaWe contribute to the development of childcare policy and practice through strategic policy and planning groups, consultation events and stakeholder meetings with nurseries. 
We gather and analyse the impact of government policies, guidance and pass on best practice.

Our face to face training is suitable for early year’s practitioners, from entry level to leaders and managers, and can be delivered at your nursery, to your NDNA network, or you can attend one of our open courses or conferences.

The booking process for our wide selection of courses Business and managementearly years best practicesafeguarding and child protection, is Scotland-specific and carried out either booking online or contacting the team to book bespoke training at your nursery or attend one of our scheduled courses in the Scottish region.   

Training Provider Contact Details

Provider Name: NDNA

Contact Name: Glenn Rothwell

Telephone: 0141 414 2888

Quality Assurance

Our course offering of  Business and managementearly years best practicesafeguarding and child protection, Scotland-specific courses form  the continuous professional learning (CPL) which is an essential component of ELC quality and is linked to children’s development.  All our training supports CPL in helping improve sector awareness of best practice and offer a range of development to continually support the sector, improving outcomes for children

Our training is delivered by experienced trainers with relevant sector knowledge. A requirement set out by us is that they provide evidence on continuous professional learning so that practice is informed by the most up-to-date evidence. They hold relevant training and childcare qualifications which helps embed the quality by linking principles of theory to workable practical elements. 

We gather pre/post evaluation to measure a percentage of increase in knowledge and confidence on the day in a form of evaluation summative assessment form.  3 months after the training NDNA evaluate the level of positive impact the training has had on children and quality within the setting and measure the increase of confidence from the delegates after receiving the training.  

NDNA is committed to providing first class customer service to members, parents, partners and other stakeholders. We therefore welcome any comments, both where we have done well and where we could have done better. We record and learn from compliments and complaints as part of our commitment to continuous improvement.

NDNA will acknowledge, in writing or by telephone, receipt of the complaint within two working days, unless we can resolve it within that time. We will inform them who is dealing with the complaint and which relevant manager the complaint has been assigned too and receive a reply in writing within 10 working days. In this timeframe we will keep the complainant informed regarding the progress of the complaint and will receive an apology if we have made a mistake. 

If we are at fault, the complainant will be informed what measures are being taken to put things right. If at this point the complainant remains dissatisfied the matter will be dealt with by the Chief Executive who will investigate and send acknowledgement of this within five working days and a full and clear reply within 10 working days. If the complainant remains dissatisfied they may appeal to NDNA’s board of trustees. The appeal will be considered at the next scheduled board meeting and they will receive a final response within five working days of the meeting.