Attitude shift needed to encourage outdoor play


OUTDOOR nurseries are giving children better learning outcomes, according to new Care Inspectorate figures.

The regulatory body has launched a resource to encourage early years establishments to take learning outdoors and urge parents to have less fear of the risks of outside play.

Universal Design (UD) is an approach to design that increases the potential for developing a better quality of life for a wide range of individuals. It is a design process that enables and empowers a diverse population by improving human performance, health and wellness, and social participation (Steinfeld and Maisel, 2012). It creates products, systems, and environments to be as usable as possible by as many people as possible regardless of age, ability or situation.