Jan White C.V. (Sept 2011)
Current role: Nationally recognised independent early childhood consultant working across the UK to advocate and support high quality outdoor provision and experience for children from birth to five years olds in educational settings.
B.Sc. (Reading University, Soil Science, 1st class)
M.Sc. (UCNW Bangor, Ecology)
P.G.C.E. (Exeter University, Science & Outdoor Education)
NVQ Assessor Awards D32 & D33.
Author of Playing and Learning Outdoors: making provision for high-quality experiences in the outdoor environment (Routledge, 2008)
Editor of Outdoor Provision in the Early Years (Sage, 2011)
Consultant/author for Two-Year-Olds Outdoors, Toddlers Outdoors and Babies Outdoors (Siren Films, 2010)
Over 40 articles in major early years magazine publications.
Training & consultancy activity:
Training provider for over 20 Local Authority CPD departments in England and Wales
Keynote speaker at conferences for early years practitioners across the UK and abroad
Founding Associate, British Society for Early Childhood Education (Early Education)
Visiting Lecturer, Sheffield Hallam University (EYPS courses)
Pedagogical/Play Advisor, PlayGarden (Timberplay) and Land Use Consultants
Mentor, Sandfield Natural Play Centre.
Landscape Researcher, Sheffield University
Co-founder of Landscapes for Early Childhood network (UKwide)
Active within the European Early Childhood Research Association (EECERA) special interest group on outdoor play and learning, and the World Forum Foundation’s working groups on connecting children with nature (NACC) and ECE environment design (OnDesign).
Previous relevant positions:
Associate Consultant with Early Excellence
Associate Lecturer, Sheffield Hallam University, teaching Early Childhood Education degree (QTS)
Senior Early Years Development Officer for Learning through Landscapes, setting up national support for developing outdoor provision in early years settings
Quality Development Officer, Sheffield Young Children’s Service, supporting all types of early years providers
Preschool Learning Alliance, Training Officer & Tutor for Sheffield Branch
Teacher, Oxford County Council, Hill End environmental education centre, covering all aspects of primary curriculum (5-12 yrs) through learning outdoors.