Risky Play

child climbing over obstacleA full day in-house training course for practitioners wanting to support and promote risk-taking in a safe environment. 

Course details 

Duration:  Full day 
Who should attend: All practitioners
Level: Introductory

What will I learn?

A culture of risk aversion can hinder a child’s preparation for adult life.

“Children need challenge. They need adventure. They need uncertainty. And they need risk.” Tim Gill – rethinkingchildhood.com

The new Early Years Inspection Framework will judge nurseries on how they promote outdoor and risky play. In Personal Development, it specifically states "Practitioners teach children to take appropriate risks and challenges as they play and learn both inside and outdoors." 

This course will give you the confidence to promote risk-based play activities at your setting. The children will learn to assess their own risks and improve their resilience.

Course key topics:

  • Attitudes to risk in a risk averse society
  • The problems with having no risks in play
  • Positive approaches to risking, taking account of gender, levels of danger and environment
  • New strategies for creating a challenging environment
  • Exploring emotional, physical and mental risks
  • Assessing the benefits of risk taking and encouraging children to identify risks within their environment. 


    Prices are based on up to 16 delegates (we recommend 10 as a minimum). A small extra charge applies for extra delegates. You will receive a certificate of attendance to demonstrate your ongoing professional development.

      Weekday  Saturday 
       Full Day   Full Day 
    NDNA Member   £699  £765
    Non-member  £806  £885

Find out more:

For more information contact our training team by calling 01484 40 70 70 or email training@ndna.org.uk