Play is a vital part of young children’s learning. Through play, children explore ideas, feelings and relationships. Play helps to promote risk taking, allows them to make mistakes and try things out without them failing. Quality play promotes confidence and well-being.

Young children are active learners. From birth they have a need to make sense of their world. They long to explore, examine and understand it. 

We believe it is important to extend the children’s joy, imagination and excitement of the natural world around them. We encourage children to explore real and imaginary worlds and form positive social relationships. 
 
It is vital for their development that this play takes place both inside and outside, please be aware that as play throughout the day is of a free flow nature (meaning children are free to move around as they choose), the doors remain open in all but severe weather conditions. With this in mind, please consider carefully whether, in the event of your child being ill, they should attend the nursery on that day as they will have access to the outdoors whilst the doors are open.

Through a wide range of play activities we encourage children to explore their environment. We have access to two forest school areas where the children are able to explore and investigate the natural surroundings. 

We also have acess to shared school facilities including a sensory room. The children are able to play in a calming environment stimulated by colourful lights, bubbles, sounds and interactive toys.