Claire Warden: Learning with nature – Benefit Risk Assessment

By Dr Claire Warden



National Quality Standard
QA1Educational program and practice
QA2Children’s health and safety
QA3Physical environment
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
3Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning


Dr Claire Warden
Claire Warden is one of the world’s leading consultants and writers on the use of consultative methods in education, particularly for her Nature Pedagogy Approach.


This benefit risk assessment module will help early childhood professionals working within Early Years Childcare and Education who are interested in incorporating nature within their setting while considering potential risks of incorporating nature-based programs for young children and explain how all risk assessments can be effectively documented. It will further explore ways of supporting children in making their own risk-assessments.

In this course you will learn to:

  • inspire your team or colleagues to explore risk with children and support children in undertaking their own benefit–risk assessment
  • support effective practice by ensuring that appropriate documentation is in place
  • stimulate professional debate through awareness of the possibilities and challenges of hazards and risks in early childhood practice.


Duration: 1 hour