Our outside space at Nurture Me
Here at Nurture Me we are passionate about outdoor play and the benefits physical activity can bring both now and in later life.Each of our rooms has their own garden, and in addition to this we have our new shared garden space, complete with mud kitchen area and climbing apparatus. We provide lots of open ended and natural resources for the children to investigate and guide their own learning. The outside area is accessed in all weathers and has different areas reflecting the Early Years Foundation Stage’s 7 areas of learning. The children enjoy lots of activities including den building, pouring and tipping water through the drainpipes, a muddy digging pit, sand play and growing their own vegetables. We encourage children to free flow between their room and the garden so they can lead their own learning and decide where they would like to be.
…some children love making dens inside but are more reluctant to play in the garden, therefore staff take poles, materials and clips into the garden and encourage the children to use their imagination, making a wigwam. This interest escalates and children use an old barbecue to cook a ‘soup’ by mixing sand, mud, water and woodchip. Staff model excellent language and other children join in, sharing out the pretend soup with their friends. – From our Ofsted report, April 2014.To talk to a member of staff about nurturing care for your child please call us on 01455 698141 or email [email protected]