New outdoor play resource
‘Caring for our Outdoor Spaces’ is a new resource that has been developed by practitioners in response to feedback from the early years sector. It complements the current ‘Out to Play’ series that aims to support early learning and childcare (ELC) and school age childcare practitioners to provide high quality outdoor play experiences for children.
The new chapter in the series focusses on supporting practitioners to create safe, nurturing and inspiring outdoor learning experiences which help foster a true love of the outdoors in our young people that stays with them for a lifetime. The guidance assists practitioners to embed Learning for Sustainability in everyday play and learning, and considers ways to reduce the impact on biodiversity as a result of increasing children’s time outdoors when in ELC or school age childcare while promoting children’s exploration of the natural world.