We know that young children need to be active to learn and this is a key principle of all aspects of our provision at nursery, both indoors and outdoors. Our babies and toddlers have separate play areas to our preschool children which are accessed directly from each room.
We understand that outdoor play is an integral part of the curriculum and it enhances the child’s learning. It also helps to develop co-ordination, balance and movement and develops strong muscles, with opportunities to crawl, run, push, pull climb and jump.
Our babies and toddlers have access to a spacious play area with soft artificial grass, where they enjoy using different outdoor equipment such as little tikes slides, toy houses, skittles and push along bikes and cars to explore and development their fine and gross motor skills.
The children within our Pre School run have access to a spacious play area with safety flooring, where they enjoy exploring the exciting messy kitchen which integrates the children’s sand and water areas, large climbing frames, bat, balls, hula hoops, skipping rooms ect, along with lots of den making equipment. In addition to this we have children’s picnic tables where the practitioners provide appropriate toys for the children such as blocks and jigsaws
Within our outdoor spaces we also have several sensory gardens and vegetable patches where the all our children can explore using their 5 senses and the play opportunities are endless.