Oliver Traynor

Research title: Evaluation of outdoor nursery provision for child, family and community health and wellbeing

Research Summary

Outdoor provision in the Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) sector is becoming increasingly popular in Scotland because of the variety of benefits they are believed to offer child health and wellbeing. However, very limited robust evidence exists investigating the interaction between nature and children (2-5 years old) in the early years sector. This PhD is working closely with Glasgow City Council and Inspiring Scotland to develop a systematic method of evaluating the impact of outdoor nurseries on child, family, and community health and wellbeing.