Senior Consultant for Mindstretchers Ltd
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Mindstretchers is a dynamic company of people dedicated to providing children with multi-sensory and real-world educational experiences. We support our clients through training, consultancy, educational products and guided visits to our Nature Kindergarten. Auchlone was the first Nature Kindergarten to open in Scotland, in 2006, and leads the way in developing creative, highly consultative and naturalistic learning environments for young children.

Kate Hookham is Mindstretchers Senior Consultant and the Co-ordinator of Living Classrooms. Kate has worked for Mindstretchers for over 10 years. She has developed and delivered training/CPD courses, contributes to Claire Warden publications and delivers longer term bespoke coaching in context projects throughout the UK, Europe and beyond. At Living Classrooms Kate built community capacity through informal education programmes for refugees, ethnic minorities, the elderly and youth. She now coordinates the International Association of Nature Pedagogy and our Erasmus projects. In addition, Kate supports Auchlone Nature Kindergarten staff and children through hands-on mentoring. Kate is a qualified teacher, who has taught in Stirlingshire, Clackmannanshire and Falkirk across the ages and stages. She has a passion for using active learning and the outdoors to support curriculum delivery.
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