Home Our Courses CPD Courses

About Course

Design and facilitate stimulating outdoor experiences for children aged 5 and 6 years old to play, explore and discover. In this 2-day course, you will learn how pedagogy planning can contribute to each child’s learning and development beyond the classroom. 


You will be involved in different activities for children in diverse outdoor contexts, from physical play to imaginative storytelling. You will also better understand the guiding principles, theoretical perspectives, and practical knowledge to enhance children’s learning and development in the outdoors. 


To build your confidence in navigating nature’s playground, the course will guide you in conducting risk-benefit assessment, so you can develop a safe and supportive outdoor environment for the children.


Note: Outdoors as the Extended Classroom for 5 and 6-Year-Olds will be conducted via online learning until further notice. In-person lessons may resume for upcoming intakes, subject to prevailing COVID-19 measures implemented by the government. Students will be notified at least 1 week to the commencement of these intakes.

Learning Outcomes

Learners will be equipped with the knowledge and skills in the following:  


  • Develop an understanding of current research and the benefits behind outdoor learning.

  • Generate ideas for meaningful and engaging outdoor learning spaces for 5 and 6-year-olds.

  • Apply the NEL Framework for outdoor learning activities.

  • Identify potential outdoor learning spaces and resources existing in their preschools.

  • Identify benefit-risk assessment strategies in developing safe and thought-provoking outdoor learning environments.

  • Understand the role in designing and facilitating stimulating outdoor experiences for children aged 5 and 6.

Entry Requirements

This course is for individuals who are ECDA-certified as L2 teachers.

Upon Graduation

Upon completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Attainment from the National Institute of Early Childhood Development (NIEC) and Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA).

Course Schedule

Apply Now


Day & Time

Course Start & End Date


Apply By

14 hours

19 Nov 2021: 9am - 5pm 20 Nov 2021: 9am - 5pm




Open For Application Soon


Day & Time


Upcoming Intakes

14 hours

Days 1 - 2:
9am - 5pm


Nov 2021

Please note:

  • The Nov intakes will be open only to successful applicants who have been awarded the Outdoor Learning Resource Fund*.
  • Course schedule and venue are subject to changes. NIEC reserves the right to reschedule/cancel any programme and amend information without prior notice. 
  • Classes will only commence if the minimum class size is met. A confirmation email will be sent to you at least 3 weeks before course commencement.

*To learn more about the Outdoor Learning Resource Fund, please contact ECDA: Outdoorlearning@ecda.gov.sg 

Have questions? Talk to us!
(Mon - Fri, 9am - 4pm)

Ms Eunice Goei
Email: Eunice_GOEI@niec.edu.sg

Phone: 6904 2620


Mr Sky Wong
Email: Sky_WONG@niec.edu.sg
Phone: 6904 2625