Flexible Indoor/Outdoor programs
Indoor and outdoor environments offer significantly different yet complementary experiences and should be given EQUAL focus and attention. It is not about “Let’s open the door so you can have a run around.”
Wherever possible, children need opportunities to be outdoors as much as indoors. This can be achieved with well-designed integrated indoor and outdoor environments that are available at the same time (NQS 3.2.1).
Indoor and outdoor environments are characterised by both quiet and active zones, a balance of fixed and moveable equipment and small-group and whole-group experiences.
- Overcome the barriers including staff/child ratio and effective supervision when providing a daily indoor/outdoor program.
- Ensure access and participation by every child to allow flexible use between the indoor and outdoor spaces (3.1.3).
- Identify sustainable practices that encourage children to become environmentally responsible
- Create inspiring indoor and outdoor spaces that include the use of natural materials.
Your CCC faciltator will be Louise Dorrat
Louise has extensive experience in managing early year's services- from Inclusion Support to Family Day Care, assisted in the set up of the first Victorian Bush Kinder and has taught the Bachelor of Education at a number of Universities including the Institute of Koorie Education (IKE) at Deakin. Louise’s workshops have taken her around Australia and her background in theatre provides sessions that are at once engaging and entertaining. (MEd, BTeach, Dip SSc).