Outdoor Issues and Matters

This section contains information and articles that cover some of the concerns raised by teachers and practitioners. This is a mixture of personal experiences and advice from others who have experience or expertise in the matter.

Click on each image or title to find out more.


Hand Hygiene Outdoors

Time to come clean and explain some of the issues around this matter. Plenty of food for thought from Juliet and Jason Tetro with links to find out more.


Going to the Toilet Outside

Some straightforward and practical steps to consider about ensuring toileting is not a big issue outside where no public facilities exist.


Mushrooms, Fungi and Berries

What should schools do when children encounter these things outside? How can they be used as a positive learning opportunity?


Parents Supporting Schools

Ideas and ways in which parents can encourage schools to improve their outdoor provision both during and outwith class times.


Outdoor Clothing

Children who are warm and dry are more comfortable outdoors. Ensuring children have decent outdoor clothing is the best step any nursery or school can take when it comes to providing outdoor play and learning activities all year round and in all weathers.

This page provides advice as to what to look for in clothing and ways of acquiring a stock.


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