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The Early Years Training Hub is part of The Big Initiative which is a multi-agency collaboration bringing together expert practitioners to provide exceptional resources free of charge :

Play, Fun, And The Weather
Play, Fun, And The Weather

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Research shows us that children learn best when they have access to natural outdoor environments, with the space, time, and freedom to play. It is therefore vital that we resource our outdoor spaces (however large or small) effectively, to provide the best opportunities and experiences for our children. The availability of and accessibility to a wide range of open-ended resources with lots of loose parts is crucial in facilitating a diversity of play and learning experiences.

Can children learn the same things outdoors as they can indoors? No, they can learn so much more! When children learn outdoors, they follow their interests, creativity, and imagination. They often need to solve problems, make decisions, and calculate risks – which builds confidence, independence, and trust. They learn holistically through real experiences, combining all areas of the curriculum, as they find new knowledge and develop understanding. There is an increased sense of motivation, involvement, and well-being when children are outdoors, and of course, the fresh air and exercise to promote a healthy lifestyle.

The learning objectives for this course are as follows:

  1. To provide practitioners with a greater understanding of the benefits for children of being outside
  2. To provide the knowledge of how to develop effective outdoor learning opportunities, experiences, and resources, no matter what space you have available
  3. To increase self-confidence in the outdoors and provide a positive role model for the children

This course will ensure your practice is in line with the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage, The Early Years Framework and The Foundation Phase. It will also support your continuous professional development in line with the Early Years Teachers Standards.

Upon booking this course, we will discuss the learning objectives and outcomes you wish to achieve based on the children in your care. We can provide you with an advanced version for seniors or managers or facilitate a train the trainer course.

Should you wish to discuss your needs before making a booking, please call 0800 774 7874.

If you have less than 5 learners who require the above training please consider our online version.

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  • Course Badge
  • Course Certificate
  • Includes Extensive Handbook
  • Includes LOR – Learning Outcome Report
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