We are extremely lucky to have such wonderful outdoor facilities and the children are encouraged to move freely between the inside and outside environments.
Waterproof clothing is provided which means that whatever the weather, the children can get plenty of fresh air and exercise. The younger children are also free to mix with the older children in our outside space which is important for their social and emotional development and aids the transition to the next stage of the nursery.
Playground: There is lots of space in the large playground for burning off energy on the scooters, trikes and bikes and the soft rubber surface gives the children confidence when trying something new.
Climbing Equipment: The climbing areas encourage physical development, improve balance and help the children understand and manage risk in order to play safely.
Mud Kitchen and Sandpit: There are plenty of opportunities for the children to create their own mud pie recipes or design and create amazing sandcastles but be warned ….. things can get messy!
Play House: The play house gives endless opportunities to stimulate the children’s imagination as they role play a shop, hotel, office or home.
Willow Tunnels: Our willow tunnels provide the perfect environment for hide and seek and creating dens.
Vegetable Patch: Children of all ages are involved in our vegetable patch and experience great delight when taking their harvest to Ashley in the kitchen. The children learn where food comes from which aids there understanding of the world and even the fussiest eaters can be persuaded to try something they have grown themselves!
Wildlife Garden: We have a protected area in the garden dedicated to wildlife stocked with plants that attract butterflies and insects. The children have also constructed a ‘bug hotel’ which allows them to study nature and the environment up close.