Outdoor Learning Teacher Training | Stage One | Online


Train with us online and become a Muddy Puddle Teacher now! This online course is the perfect option if you’re looking to complete training at your own pace. You’ll learn all about outdoor learning and how to take your academic subjects outdoors. Suitable for educators teaching children in Early Years right through to Primary. Start your Muddy Puddle Teacher journey today and complete Stage One of the Muddy Puddle Teacher Award!


If you’re looking for flexibility in your training, then our Outdoor Learning Teacher Training online option is for you. Complete the training at your own pace and enjoy learning all about our approach.

How do I become a Muddy Puddle Teacher?

To become a Muddy Puddle Teacher, you’ll need to complete all four stages of our training programme.

What will I learn in Stage One?

Stage One will introduce you to the basics. This is where you’ll start to understand why our environmentally friendly approach is so powerful. One day you’ll be learning how to use leaves to teach phonics. The next, you’ll be using sticks for maths activities, such as partitioning. What’s more? You’ll learn how to encourage children and their families to go outside. Get active. Connect with nature. Sign up now!

By the end of Stage One, you’ll know how to:

  • Take academic subjects outside using natural and up-cycled resources.
  • Create a safe, purposeful and natural environment for teaching outdoor learning.
  • Engage parents in outdoor learning.
  • Deal with weather changes.
  • Ensure that all participants are wearing appropriate clothing.
What curriculum does Stage One cover?

If you’re based in the UK, this course will help you teach children in EYFS, KS1 and KS2. For anywhere else, this course is suitable for children aged 4-11.

Who can do this training? 

First of all, we have some eligibility requirements you’ll need to meet. You’ll need to be an educator and be able to link to your curriculum. This includes:

– Teachers

– Teaching assistants

– Nursery teachers

– Managers

– Childminders

– Daycare providers

– Home educators

So how does it all work? 

The course consists of two hours of reading and two hours of practical outdoor learning tasks. All your training will happen alongside children, in either a school or home setting. We also use only natural and up-cycled resources. This makes our outdoor curriculum very cost-effective, manageable and unique. Read about our Muddy Green Promise here.

I’m in! What’s the best payment option for me?

If you’re on a tight budget right now, opt to pay per stage. But if you really want value for money, buy all four stages for a lower cost and make a saving by clicking here. If you’re in the UK, you can use sports and pupil premium to cover costs and come together as clusters. Get in touch to find out more about this option!

How will I receive the resource?

Once you’ve completed your purchase you’ll be able to immediately download the resource in PDF format. We’ll also send the resource to you as an email attachment so that you always have it handy in your inbox. Set up an account by clicking here so that you have the freedom to return back to the site and access your download.

What next?

Once you’ve completed this, you can continue onto Stage Two. To get more information about the online training click here.

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Want Muddy more?

We do some inspiring and innovative teaching resources that can be used before or after training. They’re almost like mini-training sessions on there own. Click here to view Muddy Circle Time.


Who said outdoor learning was easy? We know it isn’t and we are here to help! Click live chat at the bottom right of your screen to access a Muddy Puddle Teacher Consultant.


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5 reviews for Outdoor Learning Teacher Training | Stage One | Online

  1. Kristy Ramsay (verified owner)

    Great resource and practical ideas which are cost effective and easy to implement.

  2. Keeli (verified owner)

    Great resource. Loved completing it. Ot has made me think more sustainable

  3. Suzie Catterdown

    Was a brilliant first stage. It focuses on inspiring you which it does a lot and gets you started without too much pressure. I completed all four in the end and it changed everything. I used to go outdoors and try my best and now I see it is not how much we go outside but the quality of the children’s experiences once outside! I am officially a Muddy Puddle Teacher! Yippee!

    • The Muddy Puddle Teacher

      We are muddy delighted for you 🙂 Well done!

  4. Maria (verified owner)

    Easy to follow and fires up your enthusiasm to get started

  5. Kate (verified owner)

    A great start to the course, it really gets you hooked for more ! Easy and clear to follow. My favourite part is that it allows you to add your personality and follow the course as an individual.

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