Outdoor Learning


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National Quality Standard
QA1Educational program and practice
QA2Children’s health and safety
QA3Physical environment
QA5Relationships with children
QA6Collaborative partnerships with families and communities
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
1Know students and how they learn
2Know the content and how to teach it
3Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
7Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community


Siobhan Hannan
Siobhan Hannah, a Melbourne kindergarten teacher, established the bilingual Italian program at North West Brunswick Kindergarten 18 years ago, and developed her interest in outdoor learning and pedagogical gardening in its beautiful grounds.


This module has been developed to explore the importance of outdoor environments for children’s learning, and show how educators can plan and use outdoor spaces with children. We will also address some of the fears about risky play and explain how educators and children can manage risk without removing challenges and fun.

The module features:

  • interviews with educators
  • footage of outdoor learning environments
  • a visit to Bush Kinder
  • advice from Kidsafe
  • reflective questions.

The module will explain clearly:

  • why outdoor learning matters
  • how to create rich outdoor learning spaces
  • ways to overcome barriers to outdoor learning
  • how to help children manage healthy risks and challenges outdoors.

Suitable for early childhood education and care workers at all stages of their careers. This module will take an estimated one hour to complete.


Watch the trailer for Outdoor Learning below.