What a lovely week training an enthusiastic group of Level 3 trainees in South Gloucestershire. It was a beautiful venue too - Old Downs Country Park. We had use of a lovely mixed woodland (great for the comparison of broad leaf and coniferous woodland) a wildflower meadow, double-decker bus and a yurt to deliver the training! Certainly the most varied training venue we've ever used. The group took to the training brilliantly and demonstrated their existing skills in Early Years ideas and observation. Thanks to the staff at Old Downs for making us feel so welcome and Jane and Karen from South Glos Council for their valuable input in co-tutoring the course. Really looking forward to being back in a few weeks for the practical days!!