Schools & Early Years Settings

Are you looking for high-quality, cost-effective advice and guidance on the development of your practice in the outdoor environment?

Would you benefit from developing knowledge and skills to assist you in robustly showing how outdoor learning ‘adds value’?

Look no further than Develop Learning Outdoors!


How we can help in Schools and Early Years Settings

We  provide the support to develop and clearly demonstrate how the outdoors can be effectively used to deliver the schools and early years curricula. This includes engaging and enthusiastic outdoor training and facilitation for your staff development and inspiration to fully develop and utilise your outside space for the benefit of your children and the wider school community.


At Develop Learning Outdoors we will:



Inspire you to offer your children high quality, creative and challenging learning experiences outdoors and alongside this we will explain and justify why this is so important.


Interact with you to understand and develop your curricula and well-being requirements in a cost-effective way.


Offer you an informed independent and consultative approach, using effective processes and useful documentation, including Learning through Landscapes tried and tested ‘Change model’.


Work with you to build a bespoke and useful toolkit to develop learning outdoors at your school or early years setting.

Why Develop Learning Outdoors?


View Our Outdoor Workshop Options


We are Accredited by ‘Learning through Landscapes’ as a Specialist in Transforming Practice in Early Years and Schools.

“The best place for children to enjoy the outdoors, learn about the natural world and take vigorous exercise on a regular basis is in the school grounds. School grounds are safe and accessible, you need no additional staff, no consent forms, no transport, and there is no additional cost.” Learning through Landscapes, Briefing paper on school grounds, 2012.


I can thoroughly recommend Gill to you. I have known Gill for over 10 years both professionally and as a close friend. Gill is friendly and approachable to all. She is committed to helping children and adults alike reach their potential through meaningful and fun activities.

Sarah Williams


Gill has a hands-on, creative approach to learning. Gill led our team, empowering all members and creating an environment where my colleagues and I flourished. She led our staff development, equipping staff with ideas, resources and plans. She empowered us to develop the outdoor learning curriculum using a range of natural materials and the local environment.



Gillian is enthusiastic with a natural affinity for people. She draws on a wealth of ideas and experiences from working and training in primary and early years education.

Nursery Staff

We were encouraged to discuss first hand experiences and go in-depth with specific areas of inclusion.

ITT Students



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