Outdoors Thinking

3 Founders

Core Mission

At Outdoors Thinking we like to do things in threes:

We have three founders Professor Jan White, Janet Packer and Liz Edwards. With the combined experience of over 80 years in developing outdoor environments, provision and practice for early years outdoor play and learning.

Together Jan, Janet and Liz established a powerful core mission for Outdoors Thinking.

Empower and enable practitioners and teachers to make the most of being outdoors for nurturing children’s wellbeing, learning and development in their educational setting. Our goal is to greatly increase the number of enthusiastic educators with a deep belief in the value of learning through real experiences and play outdoors and who share a commitment to upholding every child’s right to spend ample time outdoors every day throughout the year.

We focus on three critical dimensions of thinking and development - the WHY, the WHAT and the HOW of really good outdoor play.

Woven throughout the Award are three core aspects of understanding and practice - the environment, the child and the adult.