Risky Play Program
How to assess risk and do It anyway!
With service environments becoming smaller and the numbers of children rising, educators are finding it increasingly difficult to plan and implement effective programs to support ‘Risky Play’ and the child that wants and needs to run, jump, swing and bounce.
Through this program educators will be mentored and challenged to think outside the box on risky play ideas and embrace the risks that children are eager to take and explore.
Educators will be guided to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence in writing and managing risk assessments and encouraged to be bold but responsible in adapting an environment to follow the child’s lead through play.
Challenging behaviours decrease when children are stimulated, challenged and engaged
Risky Play in Early Childhood
By educators becoming more confident and knowledgeable on managing risky play and inviting the concept into their environment, children develop necessary life skills in risk management, self-awareness, positive social interaction and teamwork.
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Highlights of the program:
Educators develop the skills and knowledge to confidently develop risk assessments with links to the National Quality Standards (NQS) and The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF).
Educators will be guided and mentored on the floor, within their own environment on how to incorporate risky play ideas into their program.
Educators will develop sustainable practices towards setting up an adventurous and challenging environment.
Educators will be inspired and challenged to explore appropriate risky play ideas within their service.
Educators will discover how to implement ‘Heavy Work’ practices into the program - This approach is great for the sensory seeking or challenging behaviour child.
Educators develop knowledge and skills around ‘Active Supervision’.
Educators become confident in knowing when to participate in risky play with children and when to intervene and redirect for safety concerns