Audit your environment

To audit the current provision for physical development outdoors in your school or setting, you can download our three sample audit sheets below. You should try to audit how your outdoor space is being used on several different occasions, so you can capture how it may be used at different times of day,  in various weather conditions and by different groups of children. Think about the potential of the space and record what could happen, as well as what children are doing to develop their physical skills and capabilities, and the resources and spaces they use to do so.

To observe children’s physicality, download the BoingWhooshRolyPoly outdoor observation audit sheet .

To explore children’s physical development outdoors, download the Outdoor audit sheet

To examine children’s outdoor play, download the Outdoor Play Observation audit sheet.

To assess an activity, you can use the  Risk Benefit Thought Cloud sheet