Our playground provides an active, natural and complex environment for children to explore daily. Each classroom has access to the playground for a minimum of 2 hours daily, we also encourage parents to provide multiple clothes for children as we enjoy going outside in different types of weather. We set up our playground to be inviting by setting up activities and materials to spark children’s play and inquiry. Our garden areas provide a place for children to connect to nature and take part in helping plants grow. Both sides have a sandbox that includes a mud kitchen for the children to engage in experimenting and creating. They also have two climbing structures to build skills such as balance, turn taking and body awareness. Viewing the child as capable and competent we allow them to involve themselves in play that helps them be independent and builds critical thinking and problem-solving skills. We encourage the children to take risks by jumping off stumps balance on logs and climb on different surfaces while being there to support them if needed.
“There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing”
– Sir Ranulph Fiennes