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.