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Young children, the outdoors and nature
Young children, the outdoors and nature

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2 What are the risks?

A child with an umbrella in the rain.

As well as challenges in having opportunities to take babies and young children outside, there are also risks associated with them being in the outdoor environment. You thought about this in Session 2 when you considered how ‘keeping them safe’ is a key consideration for practitioners and has an impact when practitioners assess for risk. Two of the key risks that practitioners may worry about are weather conditions and the design of the setting’s outdoor space. Now you will consider these two areas.