Developing Your Outdoor Provision

Learn the difference the outdoors can make!

Studies have found that three quarters of UK children spend less time outdoors than prison inmates!

Such a shocking statistic that shows why being able to provide a safe, stimulating outdoor environment is vital to a child's well-being.

Outdoor play and learning is one of my biggest passions and one which is always a sell out day on my professional development workshops.

Learning outdoors bring opportunities and breaks down barriers that learning indoors cannot achieve.

With budgets tighter than ever and outdoor learning so important, we seem to be fighting a loosing battle to improve our knowledge and resources while keeping within budgets set.

This is why I developed this course. Outdoor experiences increase children's confidence, promote problem-solving and develop social skills and co-operation. 

Outdoor learning experiences can impact on children in ways which means the effects can last a lifetime. It really is that important, but it doesn't have to be complex or expensive. Altering your outdoor space slightly or a total redesign can both bring the similar results, if done in the right way. Simply being more mindful of your outdoor resources can bring about changes in children that you would not otherwise see. 

There are settings in the UK reporting over 2000 children on their waiting lists simply because they are embracing outdoor learning in a way which resonates with parents and shows huge impact on children, what would a waiting list like that mean to your setting?

Course Overview - 

Through this course you will develop a further understanding of why outdoor experiences are vital and the role the outdoors plays in development. You will explore your outdoor provision and learn new ways to view it, use it and grow and develop it into an outstanding area for education, learning, development and play to take place. 

Discover new resources and new ways to think about your current resources. 

I am all about cheap and free resources and will enable you to find cheap and free ways to develop your outdoor provision. 

Learning Goals - 

  •  learn why outdoor learning is vital.
  •  Why natural materials enable learning.
  •  How to extend outdoor learning.
  • Managing risk taking.
  • Develop and design your outdoor area to enable learning and play.
  • Develop your resources using cheap and free resources.

This course is developed by Families In Sync for your professional development. 

Certificates are available at no additional cost.

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Table of Contents

The Why - Play, Outdoors and Resources
Why Play?
Why Outdoors?
Natural Vs Plastic
Risk Taking
Your Outdoors
Lets Design
I commit to....

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I have access to the course?

Forever! Once you've enrolled and paid, you'll have access to the course material for as long as you need. So devour it all in one weekend or take things slow. It's your choice!

I still have a question, how can I contact you?

I'd be happy to answer any questions you might have. Send me an email at

Who is this course suitable for?

Any childcare providers, it doesn't matter if your a home based or setting based childcare professional you can make the difference when it comes to a child's outdoor experiences.

Who are Families In Sync?

We are a team of leading experts who work with both families and childcare providers to enrich children's lives and learning experiences. You can find out more by googling Families In Sync to find our website and facebook pages.

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