It’s Live !! Our very own online training program.

Join our online community! We’ve taken years of knowledge and practice and packaged it all in the one place - at The Outdoor Educator. There’s weekly video tutorials with exercises and heaps of information to make creating your own Outdoor programs fun and easy.

As an Outdoor Educator, one of Lukas's favourite roles in the Centre was creating sustainable play scenarios and learning outcomes with the children. These opportunities allowed them to understand and value their environment through risky play and growing food. He viewed his role as integral to embedding sustainable practices into the Centre and wider community. This was achieved by acknowledging the interconnectedness of the environment, society and the economy, which in turn promotes sustainable development.

The Outdoor Educator teaches you how to support children's development through these principles. Lukas takes you through video e-classes and shares his experience and knowledge on how you can implement sustainability, risky play and outdoor practices into your Centre.

 

Education

We are honoured to be a constant contributor to the way in which sustainable practices are embedded into early childhood education. Formally an outdoor educator, Lukas worked alongside but independently from his fellow educators to encourage children to explore and respect their natural environment. Lukas created a unique program that embraced the natural environment in a way that is consistent with the principles and outcomes of the NQS (National Quality Standards) and EYLF (Early Years Learning Framework). Lukas is passionate about sharing this program and philosophy with other centres to work towards it becoming a standard practice across Australia. 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Lukas is a regular presenter and consultant for Centre Support. If you would like to see Lukas speaking about the benefits of Risk and Play and Embedding Sustainable Practices or find out about Lukas coming to run a workshop or sustainability audit at your centre, please visit the Centre Support website

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RISKY PLAY

Be empowered with the facts and benefits of risky play. In these workshops, Lukas delves into the world of play - taking a look at what's happening in the brains and bodies of children during risky play, as well as defining risk verses a hazard and what is safe. 

After the workshop, you will be able to understand all six categories of risk and play as a framework to create diverse learning and growth outcomes that support the physiology and psychology of children. 

For more information or to book a Risky Play training at your centre, please contact Centre Support.

 

 

EMBEDDING SUSTAINABILITY

A practical and informative session that aims to take the understanding of sustainability to a deeper level. Be prepared to go beyond recycling and composting! Instead, explore the meaning of social sustainability (the least understood type of sustainability) to understand how everyday interaction with it has a direct impact on us as adults and educators and how we contribute to the sustainable development of children - the adults of tomorrow.

This interactive and fun session will bring this theory to life as we explore the impact of the outdoor environment and its effect on play, learning and sustainable development.

For more information about Embedding Sustainable Practices into Early Childcare as a workshop, audit or training at your centre, please contact Centre Support.