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Exploring the Wider World Project

The Exploring the Wider World Project is being funded by the Stoke-on-Trent Opportunity Area and is being delivered by Early Education. It will offer fully funded training and support to all private, voluntary and independent (PVI) settings in Stoke-on-Trent to give children wider experiences of the world around them.

The aim of the project is to enable participants to make the most of what is on their doorstep in terms of heritage, culture and community. They will be offered bespoke support to enable practitioners to explore, with the children, the rich learning opportunities their locality provides. It is very grounded in the “people and communities” and “the world” elements of the “Knowledge and understanding of the world” (KUW) area of learning from the EYFS. The project will take place between April and December 2019.

All participating settings will receive:
  • Bespoke training on making the most of something/somewhere that is local to you
  • Skill development to enable you to support improved outcomes for children in relation to KUW
  • Support to organise trips out or inward visits to the setting, including opportunities to work with local partners
  • Support to follow up a trip/visit and embed the learning in further activities in the setting
  • Support with associated resources such as books and small world play linked to the trip/visit
  • Ideas for supporting families to use the local environment more

This page will be updated regularly with additional resources and documents, to exemplify practice and suggestions for Exploring the Wider World: please see the left-hand navigation for what is currently available to view and download.

Want to know more about the project?

If you are a PVI provider in Stoke-on-Trent who would like further information about the opportunity on offer, please contact our project lead, Caroline Eaton.