Understand the importance of outdoor play for children’s health, learning and development.
Analyse the benefits of outdoor play on children’s health, learning and development.
Explain how outdoor play is linked to other areas of learning and development.
Be able to use assessments to develop plans to support outdoor play.
Explain the importance of making an assessment of children’s outdoor play.
Contribute to making an assessment of children’s outdoor play.
Use assessments as a basis for both short term and long term planning for the development of outdoor play.
Research sources of information to support the development of outdoor play.
Explain how the development of outdoor play is supported through the combination of adult-led activities and child-initiated activities.
Explain why children need to experiment, explore and take risk through outdoor play.
Explain how holistic plans support access to outdoor play for every child in the setting, including those with specific requirements.
Engage with children to develop a holistic plan which incorporates outdoor play to include:
• Environments within the work setting
• Environments outside of the work setting.
Be able to use activities for the development of children’s outdoor play.
Deliver a holistic plan which incorporates the development of outdoor play.
Demonstrate how to make the best use of outdoor space.
Use outdoor play with children in everyday activities and routines to support their learning and development.
Encourage children to use the outdoor environment as a natural extension of their play.
Provide both structured and spontaneous opportunities and activities that develop children’s outdoor play.
Encourage and praise children in their creative use of outdoor play.
Be able to reflect on own performance in supporting the development of children’s outdoor play.
Evaluate how own practice has contributed to the development of children’s outdoor play.
Adapt own practice to support children’s outdoor play.
Indentify training and development needs for self to improve performance.