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The Importance Of The Outdoor Environment

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Outdoor Environment

Outdoor environment is a vital component that every early learning centre and school must provide for children because it benefits children to promote the skills they have learned and also helps children to learn new skills. Besides, resources that can be used inside the environment can also be used in the outdoor setting whereas they extend learning opportunities for children (Arthur, Beecher, Death, Dockett, & Farmer, 2014). So with that being said, playing in the outdoor setting is the key part that supports healthy growth, social and emotional development, and physical development for children.

Therefore, according to quality area 3 of the NQS, Great Beginnings Gosnells offer a safe, suitable outdoor play spaces and provides a rich and diverse range of experiences that support children to stimulate their learning and development (Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA), 2017). Nevertheless, the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) (DEEWR, 2009) and the Framework for School Age Care (FSAC) (DEEWR, 2011) mention that children need to feel safe and secure so they are able to develop and learn skills. The centre runs both active and quiet zones that mix with a variety of equipment including moveable equipment and tool equipment, open space for children to engage in physical activities and space for them to investigate and respect for and enjoy of the natural environment (ACECQA, 2017). Furthermore, the another positive aspect
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