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The Great Outdoors

Outline

Many years of research have shown that the outdoors is an essential learning resource for all ages and especially those in the Foundation stage. Some children develop best in an outdoor environment, which is also where others push themselves to the limit of their capabilities. Outdoor play increases children's confidence, promotes problem-solving and collaborative work.

Description

This workshop empowers practitioners, giving them the skills to ensure their outdoor environment aids the development of all of the children in their setting. It also raises practitioners' awareness of the national recommendations for physical activity in Early Years settings and in so doing helps combat the rising obesity rate.

Outcomes

By the end of this workshop you will:

  • Understand the importance of outdoor play for children’s health learning and development, bearing in mind national guidance.
  • Have reviewed and identified how to enhance your current outdoor learning environment, without it costing you the earth
  • Understand the importance of appropriate risky play and of risk assessment in the outdoors

Booking Information

Booking to be made via this website.

Queries to the Early Years Workforce team at EYWorkforce@portsmouthcc.gov.uk or by telephone on 023 92 841974

Audience

This course is aimed at:
Early Years Practitioners
Childminders
Year Reception Teachers
Out of School Provisions

17 Mar 2020 09:30 - 12:00

Closing date: 15/03/2020
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Date and Time

17 Mar 2020 09:30 - 12:00

Venue

Civic Offices (EYV4 / Conference Room B), Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2EA

Trainer

QSO Quality and Sufficiency Officers
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