There is a wide range of provision available every day. The Nursery School has a book corner, writing area, workshop area, science and nature area, music area, maths table, computer area, large and small construction equipment, and a home corner with dressing up clothes. The Nursery also has a wide selection of sensory toys and materials, and cause-and-effect toys for children to explore.
The environment is well organised; with materials and equipment clearly labelled with photographs. This encourages children to become independent in finding and returning equipment, and also provides a sense of security and routine.
Children are able to choose whether they work indoors or outdoors. We place a high value on outdoor play, and this provision is planned to develop and support children’s all round development.
The garden areas for the Nursery School, offer a flexible space with areas set up to encourage play and learning that can change from week to week. There are opportunities to explore natural materials indoors and outdoors including; water, sand, clay, and salt. Children are encouraged to care for nature; growing plants, weeding the flower beds and identifying insects.
Children learn through experiencing the changing weather and seasons; e.g. exploring shadows and rainfall, learning to take care of themselves in the sunshine, and noticing changes in the garden.
Staff ensure that all areas are safe, clean and secure at all times. Children are encouraged to take part in tidying up and caring for the School.