Philip Ecclesfield

Philip Ecclesfield has experience of running outdoor nurseries including managing an award-winning setting, and running training for teachers, parents and managers in schools and nurseries. Phil is an advocate for all things Early Years (pre-school in the UK) and outdoor learning. Having trained as a social researcher and primary school teacher, Phil began working in inner London schools before becoming a tutor in Austria. This change inspired him to alter his teaching to include more time for his students in natural settings. On returning to London, he made the transition to the outdoor nursery world, where he has been ever since, additionally training in Forest School techniques to enhance the learning of children in natural settings. Through his nursery work, he promotes a child-led, play based approach which supports the predisposition that young children have for learning and collaboration that promotes their development as co-operative and resilient learners.

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