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July 1, 2020

The PLL team has been working throughout lockdown on writing resources for the PAPPUS Erasmus+ project. It has been a testing time for everyone, but w...

April 20, 2020

Ideas for physically active mark-making outdoors

April 6, 2020

Playful activity ideas using sticks - if you only have an hour outdoors with your children, make the most of it!

April 1, 2020

Meeting our Erasmus+ partners, virtually, to discuss ways to help schools introduce plants into learning and play.

March 30, 2020

Five ways to Explore your Neighbourhood - first published in Nursery World magazine.

October 24, 2019

A huge "thank you” to players of the People's Postcode Lottery from all of us at Play Learning Life, as we reach the end of our project at Colwall Pri...

October 4, 2019

The PAPPUS project will disperse seeds of change in the lives of young people, using the natural world, botany and horticulture, in a playful context.

July 3, 2019

Find out what we're up to at Oliver Thomas Nursery School - outdoor learning and play are on the agenda!

May 22, 2019

Springtime's Outdoor Classroom Day is almost upon us - the twice-yearly campaign now has over 3.5m children participating, all around the globe.  Here...

April 26, 2019

Monday 29th April marks day one of Kathy Brodie's 'Early Years Spring Summit'. Each spring, Kathy rounds up a range of early years specialists, and re...

February 18, 2019

Making the most of any last minute end-of-year budget underspends (ha!).

February 13, 2019

Could footwear transform outdoor play in our early years settings? Lessons from Japanese kindergartens.