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5 Reasons Why Outdoor Childcare is the Future : A Closer Look at The Wild Outdoors Childcare

In today's fast-paced digital world, the importance of outdoor play in a child's development cannot be overstated. At The Wild Outdoors Childcare, we're pioneering a future where childcare transcends traditional indoor settings, embracing the vast, open expanse of nature as our classroom.

Operating from prestigious locations such as St Georges Girls' School, Loretto, Fettes College, Cargilfield, and Edinburgh Academy, we offer an enriching blend of adventure and learning through a variety of outdoor activities. Here's why outdoor childcare, exemplified by our camps, is an essential investment in our children's future.

1. Promotes Physical Health

Our array of activities, from archery to go-karts, zorbs, and water battles, are designed to engage every child in physical exercise, crucial for developing strength, coordination, and overall health. Activities like slip and slide and inflatables ensure that fun and fitness go hand in hand, combating the sedentary lifestyle that's become all too common.



2. Enhances Mental Well-being

The great outdoors is a natural stress reliever, vital for the mental health of children growing up in a world of screens. Engaging in outdoor play at locations like Fettes College and Edinburgh Academy allows children to experience freedom, leading to improved mood, reduced anxiety, and a unique sense of tranquillity only nature can provide.

3. Fosters Independence and Social Skills

Childcare isn't just about keeping children safe; it's about nurturing their future. Our programs like bushcraft skills and roasting marshmallows are crafted to teach independence, while team-based activities such as gel blasters and lawn games build social skills. Children learn to trust their abilities, make decisions, and collaborate towards common goals.


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4. Connects with Nature

In today’s urbanized lifestyle, a disconnect from nature is a growing concern. Our camps at Loretto and Cargilfield School offer an immersive experience in the outdoors, teaching children the value of the environment, wildlife, and sustainability through hands-on activities like tomahawk throwing and exploring the natural world.

5. Aligns with Modern Childcare Philosophies

Modern childcare philosophies emphasize holistic development—intellectual, physical, emotional, and social. The Wild Outdoors Childcare embodies this by providing a safe, stimulating environment where children can explore, learn, and grow. Our diverse range of activities ensures that every child finds something they love, encouraging a lifelong passion for the outdoors.

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Embracing the Future

At The Wild Outdoors Childcare, we believe that outdoor childcare is not just a service but a community where children thrive, build lasting memories, and develop the skills necessary for a bright future. Our commitment to this vision is reflected in our choice of locations, activities, and the ethos of our programs.

For more information on how your child can be a part of this adventure, contact us at info@thewildoutdoors.org. Let's take this step together towards a healthier, happier, and more connected future for our children.

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We accept childcare vouchers!

If you receive child vouchers, we can now convert them into credit to use on Wild Outdoors Camps.

Simply go to our contact page and select the childcare vouchers option in the subject, then send us an email with your contact details and who your provider is and how much you would like. We can then add credit to your wallet for you to book when you would like.

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