Claire’s approach to Nature Kindergartens has earned her international recognition as a pioneer in educational thinking. Her respect for children and families runs through the Floorbook® approach that is used within Nature Pedagogy to incorporate children’s voices into intentional teaching. Claire Warden is one of the world’s leading consultants and writers on the use of consultative methods in education.
The centre for excellence she has set up in the UK Auchlone Nature Kindergarten is renowned for the consultative Floorbooks® used there. Her own learning pathway as a teacher involves working in a wide variety of settings (2-18 years), mentoring and advisory work, authoring over 14 books and designing resources and landscapes.
Claire is an international advisor to the Children and Nature Network, World Forum Foundation and the International School Grounds Group. Voted Exceptional Master Leader in the field of Early Care and Education, Visiting Fellow at Strathclyde University, Scotland, founder of the International Association of Nature Pedagogy, Board member of the Natural Heritage Advisory group for the National Trust for Scotland and is currently engaged in a PhD exploring Nature Pedagogy.