Outdoor Play

"The best classroom and the widest cupboard is roofed only by the sky" - Margaret McMillan

Outdoor learning is increasingly recognised as a fundamental part of learning and development;

  • it helps children gain a practical understanding of their natural world and their relationship with it
  • it offers the opportunity to build confidence, manage risk, appreciate healthy physical activity and test abilities.

We have enriched all of our gardens with natural elements; large outdoor classrooms provide shelter in all weathers and a wide variety of equipment provides lots of new challenges. We can learn so much from being in the outdoors so all key indoor learning areas are reflected outside.

We embrace all weathers - wrapped up warm, in waterproofs and wellies or wearing sun lotion - children love being outside. Please pack suitable outdoor clothing - wellies and coats for wet weather, or hats and sun cream for those few precious summer days.

Outdoor play is an integral part of our provision, so we ensure that children access the outdoors every day. Some of our settings offer a completely free-flow environment so that children can go outside without needing to ask. Whilst others cannot offer this facility, we still get outside daily.