Lucy Willans trained and worked in an innovative, outdoor nursery/pre-school setting in Cornwall, developing and leading an all-year-round outdoor learning environment for 2 and 3-year-olds. This desire to engage children in outdoor learning developed from her own rural childhood and love of nature.
Lucy has been involved in developing community heritage engagement programmes in Barbados and the West Country and is a consultant for Winchester University’s Sensing Place heritage project. She has lectured on FdA degrees in Teaching and Learning and Early Childhood Studies and on a BA (hons) Professional Development (Childhood Studies) degree, advocating wider opportunities for outdoor experiential learning and heritage engagement within the curriculum.
Willans, L. and Cole-Pragnell, L. (2019) Young children’s agency within Barbadian community heritage: a children’s rights and sustainable development model, in Eds. DeWaal, M.S., Finneran, N., Reilley, M.C., Armstrong, D.V. and Farmer, K. Pre-colonial and post-contact Archaeology in Barbados: Past, present and future research directions. p.p.353-368 Leiden: Sidestone Press.
MA Cultural Heritage and Resources Management (Dist.)
BA Early Childhood Studies (First Class Hons.)
Level 3 Practitioner qualification: Children and Young People’s Workforce (Early Years)
Level 3 Forest School Leader
Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid
Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (management of catastrophic bleeding)
Level 3 Forest School First Aid
Level 3 Diploma Anatomy and Physiology
Level 3 Supervising Food Safety in Catering
Data protection training