EYFS guidance: Outdoor Learning - factsheet
EYFS guidance: Outdoor Learning - factsheet
Outdoor learning complements indoor learning and is equally important. Play and learning that
flow seamlessly between indoors and outdoors enable children to make the most of the resources
and materials available to them and develop their ideas without unnecessary interruption. Outdoor
learning encompasses all that children do, see, hear or feel in their outdoor space. This includes the
experiences that practitioners create and plan for, the spontaneous activities that children initiate, and
the naturally occurring cyclical opportunities linked to the seasons, weather and nature.

This factsheet looks at why outdoor learning is important, effective practice in relation to outdoor learning, organisation and management of outdoors, children’s play and learning and how outdoor learning relates to children and specific areas of learning and development.