💡Discover How to Create Outdoor Learning Environments That Engage & Empower Children...

To all my ECE Coordinators, Family Daycare Educators, Room Leaders, Directors and Ed Leaders….

who love the idea of the outdoor space being an extension of the indoor learning...but don’t want it to require writing a separate program or watching unengaged children bored with outdoor play 5 minutes after you open the door...way before you even get to sit in the sandpit and get your feet buried, I have something special for you.

A FREE ticket to my current online workshop AND RIGHT NOW...you can watch it on demand as many times as you like before your free access expires.

Access To Watch FREE For A Limited Time Only

In this workshop I’m giving educators a 3-Step Reflection and Planning Strategy that you can take away and use to confidently incorporate children's voices into your program and set up outdoor spaces that don't result in recurring shovel fights in the sandpit or endless tantrums in the tunnel.

No expensive resources or hours of planning time required - start using this strategy and taking steps forward with confidence as soon as you finish the workshop.

What Will You Discover During This Workshop?

How To Give Children A Voice & Extend Learning Outdoors...

By putting thought into how we can use the space available (big or small) to build capacity for learning in partnership with children's voices and preferences and a program, informed by regular child obs and reflections.

The EE 3 Step Observation & Reflection Process..

That supports you to regularly observe, reflect and evaluate how children are using the outdoor environment and what needs it is meeting. Clarifies how to use this assessment to identify gaps & extend learning.

How To Measure, Document & Build Engagement ...

Using a step by step plan that routinely captures and incorporates information from 5 core areas to provide a balance of planned, spontaneous, open ended and child led activities and interactions.

How To Remove Barriers To Engaged Play...

By setting up our spaces in ways that consistently encourage and extend curiosity, investigation, imagination, exploration, independance, risk, challenge, spontaneity and social connections.

Educator Feedback

What Other Educators Said After Attending This Workshop....

“Very well presented. Love the amazing ideas of setting up the outdoor environment for different ages and stages of development.”

Ingrid V - Ed Leader

"I found your workshop informative with lots of ideas that can be implemented in our outdoor environment. I’m going to use the planning tool you provided to see how the space can become more beneficial to our children’s play."

Anne M - PreSchool Teacher

"I liked how it made me think about what children voice and how their decision making will make a difference to the environment in which they engage."

Patricia B - Room Leader

"I gained a lot from this workshop, particularly reflecting on the barriers to engagement outdoors and some fresh ideas to help overcome these."

Nicole - Centre Educator

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Could It Be This Easy To Access Training?

YES! Why? Because I love simple, I love giving educators information and resources I know will help them in short ‘no jargon allowed’ visual presentations….no matter where they live.

And I am always excited to be able to offer ALL educators an opportunity to access professional training for FREE in addition to my paid courses, training, digital resources and Member Hub portal for early childhood educators.

I know what it’s like not to be able to access high quality relevant training because you live outside of the city areas...I have lived in small towns with only a community hall and general store (and 4 pubs because...well...Australia 😎) I still live in a regional area so I was excited to start presenting and offering online training options for educators across all roles at least 6 years ago...way before a pandemic made it a necessity!

And now YOU get the benefit of that experience Empowered Ed.

So keep it simple with me, no need to bring out the mask and sexy sanitiser, just grab a pen, drink and snack and you are ready….whenever that is for you….wherever you live in the world, because this is a pre recorded workshop I’m making available for you to watch on demand as many times as you like before your free access expires.

Yep, I know you're busy so I’m making it as easy as possible for you to get this information so you can move toward simplifying your outdoor prep and programs.

What Do I Get & How Do I Get It?

Register with your details below and you’ll receive an email within 30 minutes confirming your registration to the workshop session you have chosen. Please double check your email address is correct before confirming.

Join me as I walk you step by step through how to use a simple 3 step reflection and planning process that gives you the information you need to ‘hear and listen’ to the child’s voice, increase engagement and extend learning.

All workshop registrants will receive a certificate for 1 hour professional development and take away a mini ‘Engaging Environment Planner’ in PDF format to help you get started setting up empowering and engaging outdoor spaces and experiences.

You can use the planner to inform your future program writing, show evidence of why you set up those activities and spaces, document what changes or improvements have been made and how this space has supported or challenged each child on their individual and group learning journey.

Kristina now feels more confident that she has the ability to change her outdoor environment to become more engaging...

kristina  - ece centre educator

I feel, that with the use of provided checklists I will be able to get other people on board and together we can create an engaging space for all the children (from different rooms / age groups)...While watching I was already making notes on what can be done differently and what steps can be taken first thing next week to create better and more engaging outdoor spaces.

Cassandra now has new ideas to share and inspire her team as they setup their play environment...

cassandra b - centre director

A wonderful presentation with fantastic practical ideas for what to think about when preparing and resourcing an inspirational play environment. The images in the examples shown gave me lots of ideas to share with my team.

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Hi Empowered Ed's!

I'm Jodie Clarke

I'm Jodie and I have had 30 years hands on experience in the early childhood profession and already supported and mentored thousands of educators with their work through my popular website The Empowered Educator, Member Hub Learning Network and practical blog posts, activity ideas, factsheets, free e-guides, online training, Facebook Community, webinars and e-books.

I have worked in many different roles across the family services and early childhood professions including Case Manager, Project Officer, FDC Coordinator and educator, Occasional Care, Outside School Hours Care, Family Support Manager, IHC Coordinator, Room Leader, Director, Assistant in centre based care and training facilitator to name just a few so it's likely I have already walked in similar shoes to your own.

I know what is helpful to educators because I am one too.

All The Details You Need...


There is no set time as this is a pre recorded workshop made available to watch on demand for free.

*Please note that you will need access to the internet to watch the workshop and access your certificate and free planner resource.


Providing opportunities for children of all ages attending a wide range of early years services is vital (and a core part of many standards and frameworks by the way) so I’ve made sure this workshop is relevant for many different service types and roles. 

  • ELC Directors & Coordinators
  • Room Educators
  • Family Day Care Educators
  • Family Day Care Coordinators & CDO’s
  • Educational Leaders
  • Outside School Hours Care Coordinators & Educators
  • Preschools
  • Occasional Care Services


That’s depends on your time management as this is a free workshop you can watch on demand once or as many times as you like before access expires 5 days after your initial registration.

Why will my access expire after 5 days? Because I want to help you feel accountable by ensuring you make a committment to block off some time in your busy day for your professional development and growth as an educator.

I know it's often hard to find the time, but it is so important that we make the effort to manage our time effectively and prioritise our own learning when possible.

And If you are anything like me, I know it's easier to put it off when you know it will be available for you to watch anytime 🤣🤭 So this is YOUR moment to access free training from a professional with over 30 years in early childhood - FREE.

Let's make it happen - I promise it will be worth it!

Register Now & Watch Today...