We emphasise that the outdoors is as much part of a child’s learning environment as the indoor environment. The garden measures over 50 metres in length and is divided into various distinct areas. A hard surface area close to the nursery allows for activities to take place such as riding on trikes and bikes, chalking on pavements, exploring the water area and somewhere for the children to run, jump and skip.
This encourages our children to interact with nature by exploring the whole garden freely in a very safe and secure environment.
The staff plan the children’s play with a balance of adult-led and child-led activities to help children think critically and be active and creative learners. They develop greater awareness of the environment as they become totally engrossed in their play. There are opportunities for imaginative play to develop their curiosity and the children can choose to work collaboratively or independently to help them make sense of the world about them.