The Muddy Puddle Teacher

Outdoor learning INSET Training

    Imagine if your staff took lesson outdoors daily.  How would the children feel? Behave? How would the staff respond and benefit? How would it impact on all of you?

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Lisa Foley (Head Teacher) Ferneux Primary School Ipswich

An excellent day of training

An excellent day of training. I feel really inspired to try out all the ideas that you have given me. Can’t wait to set up our outdoor classroom now.


MP award-winning training 

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Award-winning teacher and author, Sarah Seaman PGCE/MA, was a teacher/assistant head for 13 years. Now she is one of the leading specialists in outdoor learning speaking at conferences, published a book with Bloomsbury and a regular feature on BBC Radio Sheffield.

All INSET days come with a 1 year mentorship 

  • One full day of training or two evening twilights.
  • One years outdoor learning subcription to all of our 700+ resources, lesson plans and schemes of work for ALL staff. 
  • Three further zoom one hour training sessions or Q&A’s.

From EYFS to KS2

Victoria Outdoor Learning Coordinator (Westfield Primary School) York

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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INSET Day Outdoor Learning Teacher Training 

I have recently completed the Muddy Puddle training for Stages 1-4. The team at Muddy Puddle provided me with constant support, using the chat facility to answer any questions quickly. I have found this training to be very beneficial to myself, thinking of alternative ways to teach outside of the classroom environment. Also, of benefit to my class, they have fully embraced being outside in all elements.

Deborah Clayton Outdoor Learning Lead (All-Saints Primary) Stockport

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Completing this course has enabled all…

INSET Day Outdoor learning Teacher Training

Completing this course has enabled all teachers and TA’s to teach the children confidently about our outdoor surroundings and Environment to help bond children with nature and respect the world we live in. Instead of once a month the adults take the children out when needed which helps them focus no matter what time of year.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

A fantastic course that has allowed me…

INSET Day Outdoor Learning Teacher Training 

A fantastic course that has allowed me to think and assess our surroundings. I have found a new passion for working, learning and leading outdoors. The assistanace and guidance from the muddy puddle team is out of this world. I’m looking forward to leading my team forward in outdoor learning



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What is included?  


Our Outdoor Learning INSET day training is our most popular way to train our teachers and is the most successful at sustaining and inspiring teachers to take their curriculum outside.  There are many proven benefits to teaching outside for the child such as being better engaged learners, deeper thinkers, more empathy for their planet, improved wellbeing but there is also many benefits for the teacher too.  Such as mental and physical benefits, improved self esteem and a more positive outlook in general 

INSET Day Itinerary 




Post INSET Day Support


INSET Outdoor Learning Training

  • Conducted by Award winning teacher and author Sarah Seaman PGCE/MA
  • EYFS-KS2
  • 9:30 – 3pm
  • Includes a morning break and 30 minute lunch
  • Pre-chat before the event to tailor the training to the needs of your children and staff confidence levels
  • Bespoke tailored day, giving lots of inspiration and jam packed with practical ideas

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INSET Outdoor Learning Training


– More confident outdoor learning practitioners

– Up-skilled in delivering curriculum-linked lessons outdoors using more natural based materials

– Knowledge and understanding of the benefits to outdoor learning and its impact on the children and themselves

– Short term and long term goals set to practically implement this

– Had fun and got to know their colleagues a little better 



INSET Outdoor Learning Training


– 2 further free Zoom Q&A staff meetings with Sarah

– All staff have 1 years free access to all of the online resources

– All staff have 1 years free access to enrol on any other bespoke courses e.g phonics or outdoor curriculum specialist courses


After your Teacher Training INSET Day We have done all the work for you ? 

Enrol onto more bespoke courses

Go for a Gold Account and enrol onto our courses to gain confidence and to become an official Muddy Puddle Teacher! From official outdoor learning training to Science outdoor lead and our new eco awards.  You name it we will help you take it outdoors.

Use our 600 + lesson plans & resources

Let us save you time! Pick up a device, go outside and teach. You can browse and download all Muddy outdoor learning resources and Outdoor eBooks right on your phone or iPad

Use our Schemes of Work

Teach whole units using our Outdoor Schemes of Work to confidently take full units outdoors with nature. We are all teachers here too and we want to make life easier for you.  So let us!

Your trainer’s are some of the best outdoor practictioners in the country  

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‘A fantastic addition to every bookshelf’ – Kathy Brodie, Host and founder of Early Years TV, @kathybrodie

The Muddy Puddle Teacher gives you everything you need to create an engaging, active and inclusive outdoor curriculum for your Early Years setting.

Based on the well-loved Muddy Puddle Teacher Approach and following the Three Muddy M’s – mother nature, mental health and getting more kids moving – this handbook is jam-packed with simple outdoor activities for every season. There are step-by-step instructions and full-colour photographs to demonstrate the activities. Whether you’re a forest school enthusiast or just getting started in taking your teaching outside, there are plenty of inspiring ideas to benefit children and save you hours of preparation time.

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The Muddy Puddle Teacher Approach was created in 2018 by Teacher Sarah Seaman. Our incredible outdoor learning methods use only natural and upcycled resources while linking to all areas of the EYFS and NC.

Company Number: 11906010

Address: The Muddy Puddle Teacher Ltd ® 114 Queens Road Beighton Sheffield S20 1DW

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