Our children are encouraged to get outdoors as much as possible for plenty of fresh air and exercise.
The garden is divided into two sections, one for the older Dolphin Room children, the other for the 2-3 year olds in the Seahorse and Starfish Rooms. Both areas have plenty of room for children to climb, ride trikes or pedal cars and run around, as well as a dedicated area for quiet play and reading.
The garden is always alive and busy, with a choice of staff-led activities such as skipping, balancing, ball games, music making, painting, bubble-blowing and nature projects - or the freedom to play as they choose.
There are areas for sand and water play and a mud kitchen, with waterproof clothing and wellington boots readily available (and compulsory) for the messier activities. There is also a large summer house in the centre of the garden for special staff-led activities, including music sessions.
Our skilled practitioners are always on hand to ensure the children's safety, help them to sort out conflict and to encourage learning opportunities that naturally emerge through play. They are highly trained to balance safety, on the one hand, with children's natural desire to take risks, on the other. Our play area has soft-play surfacing so that any fall is comfortably cushioned.