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SAT 14 SEP, 9 NOV 9:30AM-4PM (9.30 AM - 4.00 PM)

Introduction to Outdoor Learning, Bush School and Nature Play

This full day, hands on, NESA Accredited PD Course is for anyone who wants to learn new and innovative ways to deliver early years education with nature and in the outdoors. A professional development program for educators, carers or parents who wish to deliver nature play, bush kinder or any program or activity which uses nature pedagogy as its practice. 

Delivered by Centennial Parklands Education Staff in our outdoor classroom, this program will be held mostly outside. Participants will experience a range of hands on activities and reflective practice to inspire and engage learners to get children outside and into nature. 

Completing Introduction to Outdoor Learning, Bush School and Nature Play will contribute 5 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and assessment of NSW Curriculum/Early Years Learning Framework addressing standard descriptor 2.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Participants will gain an understanding of:

  • Nature pedagogy
  • The benefits of outdoor learning/nature play for early childhood and primary school students
  • The role of the educator in outdoor learning
  • How to establish an outdoor classroom to deliver the EYLF/Syllabus content
  • Managing students in outdoor classrooms
  • Skills for site assessments that enable educators to set up enriching outdoor learning spaces (e.g. in the playground, centre or off-site in parklands/ bushland)
  • Activities for outdoor learning that can be linked to the EYLF/Syllabus content
  • Outdoor learning to develop wellbeing and resilience
Dates: Saturday 2 March, 18 May, 14 September & 9 November 2024
Time: 9:30am - 4:00pm
Loction: WILD PLAY Discovery Centre, Centennial Park

We are taking our Professional Development Courses on the Road:

Our Greater Sydney Parklands educators are bringing our professional development courses to your school, early childhood centre or local green space. We are seeking expressions of interest to deliver either our full-day 5 hour NESA accredited Introduction to Outdoor Learning, Bush School and Nature Play program, 2 hour NESA accredited Science and Geography curriculum options or a bespoke combination.

Contact us for more information and to discuss your needs -



COVID-19, Infectious Disease and Viruses:

I understand that it is my responsibility to ensure that all attendees associated with this booking do not attend if:

  • We/I show any COVID-19, Infectious disease or virus symptoms or feel unwell.
  • We/I have had a fever, diarrhoea or vomiting within 12 hours or at the time of the program.
  • We/I have been asked to self-isolate.
  • We/I have had a positive COVID-19 test result and continue to have symptoms.

If any of the above apply to you or any attendee associated with this booking we request that you do not attend this program. In this instance please contact us via email to arrange a refund of your ticket for any of the above reasons

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SAT 14 SEP, 9 NOV 9:30AM-4PM


$160 per person


The WILD PLAY Discovery Centre


Teachers, Child Care Educators, Parents, Home-School


Public transport recommended. Limited parking available