We enjoys books and rhymes in the majority of activities we do,. we also love cooking and the children participate in preparing their lunches/dinners as well as puddings.
Also in our garden we have a resident Mr Froggit who obliges us at springtime so the children are able to observe the life cycle of a frog in a real environment. We have a mud kitchen as well as a sand pit and water play. There is also a swing and slide playset. We have an allotment and the children are learning how to plant vegetables and fruit as well as flowers to attract wildlife. We have also planted a willow den and the children made their own scarecrow. The allotment is a little haven for slow worms and hedgehogs and the children learn to care about them as they love to hold and look at them. We hope to make a mud kitchen up there to go with the mud pit the children always seem to make. The children learn how to dig and plant bulbs and seeds themselves as well as learning to look after the plot. We are lucky enough to have fruit trees and blackberry bushes and the children are always keen to pick these when ripe and they make pies and crumbles with them. When our strawberries are depleted we often take a trip to Pickwell farm so the children can pick some more!
We enjoy being outdoors and the children love weekly visits to the woods and parks where they can develop their observation skills, climbing and balancing skills as well as building skills especially when they work together to build a den. We also go on nature walks as well as feeding the ducks and swans and have visits to the local beach areas.
During half terms and holidays we join Parklives and the children are able to play tennis, football, basketball and many other games in a fun and friendly manner.
The children have access to a variety of messey play activities as we feel that this is fundamental basis to aid their learning.
We DO go out in the majority of weathers and have a small supply of waterproof outfits and wellies for the children to wear.
This setting has signed up to offer Tax Free Childcare.