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Sat 27 Aug

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 27 August
Time: 9:30am - 4:00pm
Loction: WILD PLAY Discovery Centre, Centennial Park

COVID-19 Guidelines

Please check our Covid-19 Safety Plan before booking.

Do not attend our programs, if

  • You show any COVID-19 symptoms or feel unwell
  • You have returned a positive Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) or Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test
  • You have been asked to self-isolate

Please follow the NSW Health COVID-19 testing and self-isolating Health Order advice. We will refund your ticket if you or your child are not able to attend due to any of the above reasons.

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$150 per person


The WILD PLAY Discovery Centre


Teachers, Child Care Educators, Parents, Home-School


Public transport recommended. Limited parking available