New Out to Play addition – Caring for our Outdoor Spaces

Welcome to ‘Caring for our Outdoor Spaces’, a new resource that has been developed by practitioners in response to feedback from the sector. It complements the current ‘Out to Play’ series that aims to support ELC and School Age Childcare practitioners to provide high quality outdoor play experiences for children.
This new chapter 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.  In so doing, the guidance assists practitioners to embed Learning for Sustainability in everyday play and learning. Through the guidance we consider ways to reduce the impact on biodiversity as a result of increasing children’s time outdoors when in ELC or school age childcare and we promote children’s exploration of the natural world.