Research and analysis

Letting young children make the decisions in a natural environment

This publication was withdrawn on 25 February 2016

This good practice example has been withdrawn as it is older than 3 years and may no longer reflect current policy.

Ofsted good practice example showing how Norcot Early Years Centre uses a child-initiated outdoor learning environment.



This example explains how the ‘learning through nature’ programme complements everyday outdoor provision and is based on the Norwegian philosophy that children’s development is enhanced through regular and extended periods of time in a natural environment.