Exploring the outdoors with the early years foundation stage NY060 / A22

Start date
14 Jun 23
2 Days
National STEM Learning Centre, Siwards Way, York YO10 5DD How to find us

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Outdoor learning and play is widely acknowledged as being very beneficial to children’s early development. Taking children outdoors offers unique experiences to enhance their existing skills and knowledge and develop those important characteristics of effective learning. It offers them more opportunities to engage in a whole range of activities on a larger scale with no worries about noise levels, mess or space restrictions. Outdoor learning, being in the fresh air and space, have also been shown to have real positive impacts on children’s well being and development.

“All sessions gave me lots of ideas and helped me reflect on my current practice and plan to improve it through outdoor learning that is purposeful and engaging.” Previous participant

Who is it for?

This course is for EYFS practitioners who are new to the EYFS of those would like to develop their current provision for outdoor learning.

What topics are covered?

This two day course covers:

  • all areas of the EYFS framework including; mathematics, understanding the world, communication and language, expressive arts and physical development
  • engaging activities to use with your children to support learning
  • ways to enhance continuous provision within the outdoors classroom
  • planning learning experiences that allow children to explore interactions with nature
  • forest school activities to engage our EYFS children

How will you learn?

This course will be delivered face-to-face.

How long is this course?

This is a two-day residential course.

Who is the course leader?



You will be able to:

  • identify and plan opportunities for the development of the outdoor classroom
  • have an extended range of strategies to engage children with their immediate environment
  • access resources to support the EYFS curriculum whilst working outdoors



Exploring the outdoors with the early years foundation stage - day 114 June 202311:00-19:00National STEM Learning Centre
Exploring the outdoors with the early years foundation stage - day 215 June 202309:00-16:00National STEM Learning Centre

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Fees & Bursaries

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Additional information

If the course you would like to attend is fully booked, please contact enquiries@stem.org.uk to express your interest in being added to a waiting list. We will contact you when the course is due to run again.

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