Indoor and outdoor environments offer significantly different yet complementary experiences and should be given EQUAL focus and attention. It is not about ‘Let’s open the door so you can have a run around.’
Wednesday, 19 October 2022
City of Whittlesea, Council Offices, Fountain View Room, 25 Ferres Boulevard, South Morang
Wherever possible, children need opportunities to be outdoors as much as indoors. This can be achieved with well-designed integrated indoor and outdoor environments that are available at the same time (NQS 3.2.1).
Indoor and outdoor environments are characterised by both quiet and active zones, a balance of fixed and moveable equipment and small-group and whole-group experiences.
Overcome the barriers including staff/child ratio and effective supervision
Ensure access and participation by every child to access the indoor and outdoor spaces (3.1.3)
Identify sustainable practices that encourage children to become environmentally responsible
Create inspiring indoor and outdoor spaces that include the use of natural materials.