We have an extensive garden which includes a range of climbing equipment with a tunnel, bridge, cargo nets and a wide slide; sand and water exploration, mud kitchen, large yard for wheeled toys and ball games, roly-poly hill and an allotment with greenhouse where we can grow our own vegetables.
Children play outside all year round and we ask that they are dressed appropriately for the weather. Nursery provide waterproof suits and coats which we teach children to put on before they access the outside areas. We ask children to bring in a pair of named wellington boots which will be kept in their individual welly boxes.
Part of the outdoor area has been developed into our very own nature garden where the grass has been allowed to grow long to provide a magical area to encourage children’s imagination and exploration skills. A number of trees have been planted and the wild blackberry and raspberry bushes flourish which helps to teach children about seasonality. A number of woodland creatures have visited our nature garden over the years and we have built our own bug hotel. The children are encouraged to explore this area safely, which offers them a child-centred inspirational learning process, that offers opportunities for holistic growth through regular sessions.