Info Sheets

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Our information sheets have been developed to support communities navigate the process of establishing a nature play space or outdoor classroom and to increase their knowledge and understandings of the importance of outdoor play. This includes content relating to mud play, sensory play, loose parts play and more.

Natural Playspace Principles

From listening to children’s voices to using loose parts, there are a series of factors to consider when designing a natural playspace in an education setting.

Natural Playspaces Getting Started

From consultation with your school community to preparing a plan, we’ve provided some simple steps to help get your natural playspace started with our ‘Natural Playspaces Getting Started’ info sheet.

Dirt + Water = Childhood

Mud is a natural part of childhood and is invaluable for children’s sensory development. Get some practical ideas to explore mud play from this info sheet.

#6 Clay Echidna

Bring sticks and clay to life in winter.

Even babies need the outdoors

Smelling flowers, feeling the sensation of mud between tiny toes, exploring through the senses… Learn about the importance of the outdoors for our youngest nature players with our ‘Even babies need the outdoors’ info sheet.

Natural Playspaces for Families: Creating Your Own Backyard Natural Playspace

Homemade mud pits, water stations, secret places, gardens to tend… help families bring nature play into their backyards with our ‘Natural Playspaces for Families’ info sheet.

#4 Winter Cubbies

Sticks, sticks and more sticks!

#3 Wild Winter Walking

Embark on a journey of discovery as the cold winter air unveils an array of natural wonders.

#2 Mud Pies

It’s time to get in the mud kitchen and cook up a storm!

#5 Winter Wonderings – Echidnas

Echidnas are intriguing animals. Here are 5 facts to get you started!

#1 Wild Winter

5 learning inspired adventures to seek out this winter.

Loose Parts = Creativity + Discovery + Imagination

Having loose parts in your play setting can stimulate creativity and imagination. Discover the potential with this practical info sheet.

Creating and Experimenting with Natural Elements Poster

An inspiring visual poster that depicts the link between natural elements and the National Quality Standards and Early Years Learning Framework.