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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.


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.

Course Assessment Requirements

Applicants are required to observe and implement an activity with a child/small group of children. Should you have concerns about meeting this assessment requirement due to school holidays, you may consider alternative intakes that do not fall within the holiday period.

Upon Completion

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

Course Schedule

Open For Application Soon


Day & Time


Upcoming Intakes

14 hours

Days 1 - 2:
9am - 5pm

NIEC (City)

Aug 2024

Register your interest

Please note:

  • 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.

Have questions? Connect with us!

Ms Eunice Goei


Phone: 6887 9537 (Mon - Fri, 9am - 4pm)