Parents and carers are key to increasing the amount of time young children spend outside each day and to enabling a life long love of being in and caring for nature.  

Early Childhood Outdoors seeks to raise parental awareness regarding the importance and value of being outside in childhood and beyond. We also seek to support parents and carers to make a wealth of outdoor experiences  possible for their children and to deepen their appreciation and enjoyment of being outside and in nature with them.

As well as working to enable providers in their support for parents and carers in taking their children outdoors as much as possible, we’ll also seek to encourage parental demand and expectation from early years providers in giving their children plenty of high quality time and experience outside every day.