Indoors & Outdoors

Child-centred Environment

Fun and exciting ideas for the child's environment in the Early Years setting.

This environment workshop will provide practitioners with fun and exciting ideas for their environments within early year’s settings. The environment is the third educator for the child, and it will influence how and what children learn. Both the indoor and outdoor environment will be discussed.

Ideas will be provided on various interest areas which can be incorporated into rooms from babies, toddlers and children of pre-school age. Links to Aistear and Siolta will be made throughout. This workshop is practical, and offers new ideas and tips for materials which are accessible for all early years practitioners and providers.

This workshop covers:
  1. Importance of the environment
  2. Children’s learning
  3. Child-centred environments
  4. Play spaces indoors
  5. Play spaces outdoors
  6. Supporting emerging interests

2.5 hour workshop