Learning and Playing Outdoors

Handbook / Teacher's Guide


Learning  and Playing Outdoors
Product Description

About Learning and Playing Outdoors

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 EYFS

Chapter 2: Good practice in outdoor provision

Chapter 3: Advice on provision to establish essential and desirable outcomes for:

• Babies outdoors 
• Toddlers outdoors
• Rising threes and pre-school outdoors
• Nursery/reception classes outdoors
• Year 1 outdoors

Chapter 4: Planning, 0bservation and assessment

Chapter 5: The role of the adult including partnership with parents

Chapter 6: Three case studies

• A private nursery outdoors
• A primary school outdoors
• Children's centre outdoors

Terry Gould

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

HK$ 199.00