We have a very exciting outdoor area featuring:
☆ All-weather deck
☆ Play house (built in September 2012 and wheelchair accessible)
☆ Raised beds for growing fruit and vegetables
☆ The Jolly Sid – a pirate ship with climbing wall and slide
☆ Living willow den and tunnel
☆ Sand and soil pits
☆ Mature trees and tyre swing
☆ Wendy house, slides, trikes, toy cars and outdoor toys
☆ Forest school (shared with Shipham First School)
☆ Staff-led nature trails
Our deck and playhouse are enclosed by a wooden fence and bolted gate and used for freeflow play, weather permitting. We treat this area as if it were part of our indoor space, so during freeflow play children are able to use the activities available on the deck as they wish. The deck is used for growing flowers and vegetables, for rearing frogspawn, and includes blackboards, trikes, hula hoops, a gutter ball run and home corner. The children love deciding for themselves where and what they would like to play with, and it allows them to pursue their own particular interests.
We also have access to the adjacent First School grounds including their forest school, where all children have the opportunity to spend several sessions each term. We use the tarmac playground for our tricycles and other ride on toys, plus we have weekly gym sessions in the First School hall.
Take a look at our picture gallery to find out more.