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Young children, the outdoors and nature
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3.2 Places: beyond the settings’ gates

Kemp and Josephidou’s (2020) research suggests that developing effective practice for babies and toddlers means taking them on off-site visits too. This ‘beyond the gate approach’ may include opportunities for babies and toddlers to access parks, fields and other outdoor environments in their local community. This enhances how much geographical space children have access to, and may also mean that there is the potential for more varied environments to explore. For younger children, settings may utilise prams, pushchairs or trailers which more than one child can travel in.

Three children in a buggy.
Figure 4 A stroller for 3 children.