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Introduction to Learning in the Outdoors with Rachel Bosley

November 7, 2022 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

In the wake of the pandemic, there has perhaps never been a greater need for young children to spend time outdoors.

This introductory interactive online session aims to develop practitioners’ knowledge and skills, building their confidence to use the outdoors to maximise children’s development and learning.

The workshop will outline the importance of young children learning in the outdoors, and how to effectively support their development and learning using outside. It will include practical ideas on how to develop outdoor provision and will consider the important role of the adult.

Session objectives:

  • Describe the benefits and unique opportunities for young children of being outdoors
  • List strategies for supporting young children’s learning outdoors
  • Explore a range of resources and consider ways to enhance provision

Within the training, time will be given for discussion and for participants to reflect on their own practice and provision.

This session is aimed at Early Years ECTs & Teachers, EYFS Practitioners, Teaching Assistants and those aiming to refresh their knowledge or build their confidence in supporting children’s development and learning in the outdoors.

What previous participants have said:

  • Rachel was lovely and offered lots of top ideas for incorporating outside learning more effectively within our provision.
  • Very timely. A great chance to turn my mind to provision and changes that can easily be made… without spending any money which is just what we need!
  • The session has reinforced and encouraged me on the journey we have embarked on to improve our outdoors – thank you.

Workshop facilitator:

Rachel Bosley is a specialist Early Years Teacher, with a passion for nurturing and educating young children outdoors. With over twenty years experience of using the outside to support children’s learning and development, she is keen to pass on her enthusiasm and knowledge to other practitioners. Rachel has an M.A. in Childhood Studies, delivers training for OTSA and SCITT, and has written articles for teaching publications.

Accessing the online event

Following registration for this event you will receive an email from Eventbrite confirming your place. If you do not receive the email within a few minutes, please check your junk or spam folders and check that the correct email address was provided at the time of booking. If you did not create an account at the time of booking or someone else booked on your behalf, you will need to create an Eventbrite account. Open your booking confirmation email, select ‘Claim Your Order’ and then choose a password. Make a note of your email address that was used to make the booking and your new password – you will need these to access the Eventbrite page containing the link to the event.

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We do not provide refunds if you are unable to access the event due to technical issues that are beyond our control.

Participation in online events

In all cases, at the beginning of the session to confirm your identity please ensure that your camera is on, your username matches the name you registered with and that you register in ‘chat’ with your first name, second name and organisation. This is for security and registration purposes and we may remove, without refunds, participants who have not confirmed their identity as described above.

Our online events aim to be interactive and at times you may be expected to have your camera and microphone on during the session, although usually your microphone should be muted.

We may use ‘Raised Hands’, ‘Reactions’, ‘Chat’, ‘Polls’, shared whiteboards and shared screens during the session. We may also use ‘Breakout Rooms’ to allow you to work in a smaller group.

This event will not be recorded for copyright and privacy reasons.


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No refunds will be given with less than 30 days notice.

In the event of a refund request, please note that the Eventbrite booking fee of 6.5% plus 0.49p per ticket is not refundable.

To keep our event fees as low as possible, we are not able to issue invoices for payment by cheque or bank transfer and we are not able to reserve places without payment.

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