The first Canopy Conference – In a Wood!
Not the usual setting for a conference but for Canopy it was perfect! Franchisees were welcomed to a unique outdoor nursery to discover how you can harness the benefits of the natural world for young children. This was such an inspiring session as everyone witnessed the children take ownership of their space and listened to Rachel’s impassioned explanation of how and why her setting works for them.
Spending time outdoors offers numerous benefits for children’s physical, mental, and emotional development and it is an essential part of the Canopy ethos to encourage and facilitate outdoor experiences for children to help them reap these benefits.
Rachel will visit every Canopy nursery over the coming weeks to assess their outdoor provision and to advise how it can be maximised for the benefit of the children. Following a warming lunch, the group headed back inside for a Leadership and Management session which focussed on building confidence in their ability to ace them their first Ofsted inspection.