Live online events
Are you ready to start an off-site outdoor learning (Bush Kinder) program? Let us guide you on your Bush Kinder journey with a combination of presentation slides, video, expert panel discussions, virtual walk-throughs, and audience Q&A to assist and inspire you.
Our online event is also a SCHOOL READINESS FUNDING APPROVED PD in Victoria, NESA Accredited in NSW and Kindy Uplift supported in Queensland.
This dynamic webinar examines the importance of Bush Kinder and what you need to know to get started, including pedagogical theory, establishing routines, risk benefit assessments and resourcing Bush Kinder experiences to enhance children’s well-being.
Our online panel of Walker Learning and Bush Kinder experts will bring expertise and relevance to the discussion on the critical role of the natural environment in the lives of young children.
We will use videos and virtual tours to show children and educators in a natural outdoor learning environment.
This session references some of the new EYLF Principles and Practices including sustainability, equity, diversity, and inclusions along with relational pedagogy, physical, temporal, social, emotional environments and community partnerships.
Interaction is encouraged throughout the session through the use of the chat wall to share your thoughts and post questions for our experts.
This PD is a must for teachers and educators working with children aged birth to five, working in early childhood centres (prior to primary school) and interested in developing an Outdoor 0ff-site learning program.
Australian Professional Teaching Standards: APTS – 4.1, 6.2 National Quality Standard: QA - 1, 2, 3, 6
NESA ACCREDITED PD
Bush Kinder - Starting an Outdoor Learning Program is NESA Accredited. Completing Bush Kinder - Starting an Outdoor Learning Program will contribute 3 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and assessment of NSW Curriculum/Early Years Learning Framework addressing standard descriptors 1.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
SCHOOL READINESS FUNDING - VICTORIA
In Victoria there are three priority areas for School Readiness Funding in 2023, Communication (language development), Wellbeing (social and emotional), and Access & Inclusions. Bush Kinder - Starting an Outdoor Learning Program fits into the Wellbeing (social & emotional) area and Access & Inclusion areas.
SRF - VEYLDF Alignment
Item uses these practice principles: Partnerships with families, High expectations for every child, Respectful relationships and responsive engagement, Equity and diversity, Integrated teaching and learning approaches.
Item responds to these sub-outcomes: Children become strong in their social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.
Strength of Evidence: Level 4 (emerging research evidence)
Priority Area: Wellbeing (social and emotional) & Access and Inclusion
KINDY UPLIFT - QUEENSLAND
In Queensland, the priority areas for Kindy Uplift are Social and Emotional Capability, Physicality, Thinking and Resounding, Oral Language and Communication & Access and Inclusion. Bush Kinder - Starting an Outdoor Learning Program aligns strongly with the Social and Emotional Capability and Physicality priority areas and partially aligns with Thinking and Responding, Oral Language and Communication & Access and Inclusion.