Outdoor Setting

To the front of the property has a ‘growing’ garden where flowers, vegetables and herbs are grown. We encourage children to grow vegetables for snack time where we enjoy eating our tasty foods. We also have lots of ‘bug hunts’ around the setting where children can explore the mini beasts and learn about life cycles. We have recently had new artificial grass laid with a goal net to encourage physical development, communication and language, mathematical and personal, social and emotional development. In our back garden we have a house/shop/restaurant/theatre role play area which has a kitchen, soft seating and dressing up. We have a large sandpit and bark pit to explore and build fantastic creations as well as many one and two seat ride on vehicles. We also have a tower with slide and secret underneath den with musical instruments to play.

We have an Undercover classroom which has thermal roofing, allowing warmth in the winter and shade in the summer. This gives extra space to play and to house our cloakroom area. Every child has an individual pictured coat peg to encourage independent self registration. To the side of our cloakroom we have a packed lunch stand and drink tables. Resources relevant to our topical planning for that week/project/term are continually rotated to keep children interested and enthused and to further develop their knowledge and concepts.