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How to plan and create an inspiring outdoor environment
This is a follow up to 'Learning and Playing Indoors' and provides useful and detailed advice on setting up, developing and maintaining outdoor environments for babies, toddlers and pre-school children in day nurseries and children's centres but also in nursery, reception and year 1 classes. It features guidance on which spaces to develop and what to include in these spaces. It is fully in line with the requirements of the revised EYFS framework and helps to ensure improved outcomes for children in both the prime and specific areas of learning and development. Packed full of full colour photographs it will provide both down to earth advice and inspiration.
Introduction: The importance of outdoor learning Chapter 1: Get them outdoors – meeting the requirements of the revised EYFSChapter 2: Good practice in outdoor provisionChapter 3: Advice on provision to establish essential and desirable outcomes for:
Chapter 4: Planning, 0bservation and assessmentChapter 5: The role of the adult including partnership with parentsChapter 6: Three case studies
• A private nursery outdoors• A primary school outdoors• Children's centre outdoors
Terry was awarded a first class honours degree for teaching children in the 3-11 age range, a diploma in education, and a master's degree in teaching research in the early years. He has experience of working with all the age ranges within the primary sector but has an extensive range of experience working with children in the Early Years Foundation Stage; including being deputy head teacher of a large 100-place flagship nursery school and deputy head teacher across 10 community nursery centres. Terry has been a teacher representative on the Early Years Development Group at the Manchester Metropolitan University where he has contributed to conferences, seminars and workshops and a range of academic courses. He is an accredited assessor for the Early Years Professional Award and an experienced moderator for the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile. He has worked for a number of local authorities, private training providers and computer software publishing houses as a consultant, trainer and publisher. Part of this work has involved advising architects, planners, schools and children's centres on the design and development of outdoor grounds. Terry has led on the writing of a wide range of early years guidance materials for practitioners and regularly writes articles on early literacy for publications. He has contributed to a range of books, magazines, journals and training videos on the Early Years and enjoys a reputation for providing quality early years training and consultancy.
Writes: Little Books, Mathematics, Outdoor Learning, Characteristics of Effective Learning, Practitioners' Guides, ICT, Assessment and Observation, Expressive Arts and Design, Continuing Professional Development
Author of : The Little Book of Maths Outdoors, Learning and Playing Outdoors, Press it, Switch it, Turn it, Move it!, Is your EYFS on track?, The Little Book of Woodwork, Transition in the Early Years, Learning and Playing Indoors, Effective practice in outdoor learning, The Fabulous Foundation Stage