Outdoor Play

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The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum, which covers children aged from birth to the end of the reception year, became statutory in September 2008 and places strong emphasis on the importance and value of daily outdoor experiences for children's learning and development.

Learning outside the classroom supports the development of healthy and active lifestyles by offering children opportunities for physical activity, freedom and movement, promoting a sense of wellbeing. It gives children contact with the natural world and offers them experiences that are unique to outdoors, such as direct contact with weather and the seasons. Outdoor play also supports children's problem solving skills and nurtures their creativity, as well as providing rich opportunties for developing thier imagination, inventivness and resourcefulness. 

Why Outdoor Play?

Nature is as important to children as food and sleep! Children should have direct experience of nature and as responsible adults we should encourage children to explore the wonderful world around us.


Woodland School

Forest School originated in Denmark with the idea of encouraging and inspiring children through positive outdoor experiences.