Nursery pioneer Margaret McMillan said, ‘The best classroom and the richest cupboard is roofed only by the sky’. We are firmly behind this vision at Squirrel Nutkins Nursery.
Outdoor play provides children with real experiences that helps embed their early learning. We understand that young children learn through doing and for most children, outdoors is exciting, engaging and fun; therefore every opportunity is taken to provide these rich and varied experiences for children. We encourage them to have the freedom to play and express themselves physically, mentally and emotionally.
We have an enclosed play area with a special safety surface. It houses climbing equipment, and large outdoor toys. We are fortunate to have our own grassed area with a soil section for planting and growing. It has wooden balancing equipment and proves ideal for teddy bears picnics!
The children love growing their own vegetables and herbs. The sensory garden provides children with a variety of sensory experiences through sight, touch and smell.