Environmental/Sustainability Programs & Resources
Concern about services with exemptions for real outdoor space
Fake nature: The detrimental effects of simulated outdoor environments. Sara El Sayed. Bedrock2(22), pp. 18-19.
Childcare centres locate ‘outdoor’ play centres inside due to space constraints. Susie O’Brien. Herald Sun, 6 August 2017
Programs and Resources
The Little Green Spade
The Little Green Spade has been developed by early childhood educators, for educators. It will inspire you with a collection of creative source materials and experiences for engaging young children in gardening and growing and eating fresh produce.
Visit the Little Green Spade Blog for handy hints
Outdoor play is considered to be a vital part of childhood experience. The outdoor environment and the programs that are planned in them, provide unique opportunities to develop and extend children’s skills and concepts as well as fostering, a sense of excitement about learning.The outdoor program is not an optional add on to a ‘main’ indoor program, but an essential key component of every service for young children and is a requirement as detailed in the National Quality Standards.
Visit Play Australia for information about Seminars, resources and places to play.