INSET Day training by an Award-Winning Teacher & Author 

    Quality does not get any better when it comes to our training and resources. You are getting the best of the best and we are all teachers here too!

    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.

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    We have online options for International Schools for a quote please use Live Chat in the bottom right corner of your screen.  Do not worry it is not a bot! 

    Your trainer is one of the UK’s Leading Outdoor Learning Specialist 

    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.

    What do the teachers say about their day? 🍃

    We work with some of the most forward-thinking schools there are out there, all putting well-being and the greater good of the world first!


    What’s amazing about our INSET training is after we leave!

    • 1-year of access to 600+ curriculum linked lesson plans, resources & schemes of work.
    • 24/7 support with a qualified and trained MPT Teacher
    • 3 staff Q&A throughout the year

    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

    Chat with a teacher for a quote using Live Chat at the bottom right of your screen or use our contact page


    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 Sarah Seaman is a published author 🌿 

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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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    Events 🐞 

    Meet Sarah in person and attend some of our events/conferences and book signings all around the UK🍀

    Schools & Nurseries you can also book Sarah in for Outdoor Learning INSET days and Twilights please get in touch to know prices and how we can tailor packages to your needs. 

    Muddy Maths Boot Camp Workshop

    • 14th June 2022- Muddy Maths Boot Camp (Early Years) – Matlock Derbyshire – Matlock Farm Park 10 am-12 pm


    Muddy Fine and Gross Motor Workshop

    • 17th June 2022 -Muddy Fine and Gross Motor Skills Workshop (Early Years) – Bradford – FREE EVENT




    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.

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    Address: The Muddy Puddle Teacher Ltd ® 5 Rose Hill Avenue, Sheffield. S20 5PP

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