Professional development

Outdoor learning has grown alongside innovation in QLD’s education sector. Join the cutting edge of your industry with professional development offerings.

Grow your skills and experience in outdoor learning with professional development opportunities for educators and teachers.

Whether you are beginning your journey in outdoor learning and nature play, or deepening your knowledge as the advocate for outdoor learning and play at your school or centre, Nature Play QLD supports professional development and networking opportunities as a valuable aspect of your nature play journey.

Professional Development Consultancy Services

Nature Play QLD does NOT deliver Professional Development training in house. Nature Play and Bush Kindy leader Professional Development services are available through other organisations:

Rebecca, Anya, Alex and Rita at Cottonwood Learning will deliver workshops and support to educators, teachers, community groups and Nature Play enthusiasts and support them on their nature play journey.

Depending on where you are at with your journey you can choose between the many options of Professional Development including mentoring sessions, site visits, training and workshops. There are options to send along just one participant at a Public Workshop, or alternatively Personalised Workshops will be tailored to the needs of your team and delivered at your centre or school.

Anya, Bec, Rita and Alex, alongside community partners, have been delivering Professional Development at Nature Play QLD for many years. They share their knowledge, expertise and hands on field experience in nature pedagogy, outdoor learning, ‘risky play’ and specialise in Bush Kindy Leader training.

They continue to carry out the mission of Nature Play QLD by supporting the community on their nature play journey. Cottonwood Learning will provide training and support to early childhood and OSHC educators, primary teachers, homeschool mentors and community groups.