Outdoor Play

We recognise the importance of outdoor play and aim to provide opportunities for free flow between indoor and outdoor play as much as we can.  Our unique outside play area provides a fantastic learning environment. Children are free to explore and follow their own interests with staff on hand to extend learning opportunities.

 

 

They enjoy building dens, going bug hunting and playing in the muddy kitchen. Children use the sand timer to take turns on the tree swing. Also the shaded woodland provides a lovely setting for story time and snack time.

 

 

We also enjoy camp fires where children help to chop wood and toast muffins and marshmallows on the fire and sing traditional camp fire songs. It is a wonderful opportunity to use all of our senses to experience the effects of a fire in a safe environment where the children are involved in their own risk assessment, helping to draw up ‘camp fire safety rules.