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Montessori Outdoors


About This Course

This course is a great starting point for anyone who wants to explore the outside world with children of any age. We cover some basic Montessori principles to consider while outdoors, freedoms within limits and going outdoors in all weathers/ seasons. It covers activities that can be done in small spaces, from balconies and windows, with few or no resources and top tips from our expert tutors. This is a great course to inspire you and your family to get outside in nature.

What You'll Learn

This course will cover: Basic Montessori principles to consider outdoors; Freedoms with limits; Montessori in all seasons; Outdoors with few resources; Accessing nature from a balcony or window; Activities and tips from our expert tutors.


There are no requirements to take this course, just an interest in education and childcare outdoors.

Course Content

This course was written for MCI by Jeremy Clarke, Barbara Isaacs and Laura Heap. It is supported by Millie James.

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Tags: Outdoors, families, everyone, garden, nature, plants, growing, weather, seasons