Last reviewed on 29 June 2021
School types: All · School phases: Nursery
Ref: 10225

Understand your requirements around outdoor learning, and see how to get the most out of your outdoor space and how to make sure it complements your indoor provision.

You must provide outdoor learning 

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework requires you to provide access to an outdoor play area. If you're not able to do this, you must make sure you provide outdoor activities on a daily basis (unless this is inappropriate, e.g. in unsafe weather conditions). 

This is outlined in paragraph 3.59 of the 2021 EYFS statutory framework

Check if your environment is set up to run quality provision 

Use our audit tool to evaluate your outdoor learning environment. 

Children to move freely between the indoor and outdoor environment You to provide access to a supply of water outdoors You to offer a variety of hard and soft surfaces and low-level