Virtual Nature School promotes the flourishing of children's learning from, with, through and in nature. We provide both practitioners and families with the learning resources they need to confidently explore nature with children.


From January 2021, Scottish early years centres are closed due to the lockdown. Once again, parents and carers find themselves at home with their young children.

So we have put together a range of resources that empower parents and carers to proactively engage children in outdoor play learning, whether it's in the garden outside the home or on a in a nearby park.

Winter makes it especially challenging to be outside with children, that's why our resources are tailor made for adapting to the cold weather conditions

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We offer support to practitioners who want to expand their knowledge and expertise for working with children outdoors.

Learn more about our initiatives and the Winter Programme where practitioners can sign up to receive free training thanks to funding from the Scottish Government.