- CEO, Mindstretchers Ltd. (U.K.)
Claire has developed her approach to nature pedagogy and experiential learning through a variety of experiences including primary teaching, advisory work, lecturing in further education and development of the award-winning Auchlone Nature Kindergarten in Scotland.
Claire works with governments and associations around the world to create high-quality nature-based models of education for children furthered by the art of learning with nature inside, outside and beyond. Claire is an international advisor to the Children and Nature Network, World Forum Foundation and the International School Grounds Group.
Claire was voted Exceptional Master Leader in the field of Early Care and Education and is a board member of the Natural Heritage Advisory group for the National Trust for Scotland and Founder of Living Classrooms CIC (Community Interest Company) which develops the capacity of communities through engagement with the natural world.
Claire is the author of many books and materials relating to early years including ‘The Potential of a Puddle’ which details UK national vision and values for outdoor play; ‘Talking and Thinking Floorbooks’ which presents the planning methodology that supports consultation and democracy in early education and Claire’s latest book – Learning with Nature – Embedding Outdoor Practice which is rapidly gaining a place as required reading on many academic courses.
- International Education Consultant and Advisor, working across Australia, USA, Canada, Asia, and Europe.
- Founder of the International Association of Nature Pedagogy & Living Classrooms (not for profit) association.
- CEO of Claire Warden Ltd and Mindstretchers Ltd.