This short course, aimed at those working with children and young people, is an introduction to play and learning opportunities that can be facilitated outdoors. Discover the benefits of outdoor play to a child’s life, gain ideas for activities, and understand how to encourage children to expand and develop their imaginative play outdoors. Additionally, you will learn how to review your current outdoor play provision, plan a new space, and help children to manage risk.
You will gain an appreciation of the outdoor environment and the opportunities it offers for healthy development
You will know how to encourage children and young people to develop their imaginative play outdoors
You will be able to review their current outdoor play provision and identify improvements
Advantages of this course
It is often reported that children nowadays are spending less time outside than ever before, and so this course will help practitioners to encourage children and young people to spend more time playing and exploring in a natural environment
Discuss the benefits and necessity of outdoor play, and feel confident in passing this on to children, young people, and their families
You will be given a number of suggested outdoor activities, along with advice for balancing risk and opportunity when planning activities
Websites and video resources looking at outdoor play are included in this lesson
Additional activities encourage you to reflect on your learning
There is also suggested extended reading that gives both practical information and links to websites to expand knowledge
On successful completion of this course, you will have the option of purchasing a CACHE certificate. This certificate must not be confused with nationally regulated qualification achievement.
Our short course has been reviewed by a Subject Specialist in childcare and endorsed by CACHE demonstrating the quality and rigor. CACHE is a trading name of NCFE (registered company number 02896700) and CACHE; Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education; and NNEB are registered trademarks owned by NCFE. This is an unregulated programme and is not a nationally recognised qualification.