Our Play Area.
We are extremely lucky to have a large play area on site and this area offers the children space to grow and develop within their physical development as there is a large climbing frame for the children to use, as well as a set of swings. There are also balancing beams, slides, and tyres that promote risk-taking and independence. In addition, this area provides a large sand pit for the children to practice their digging and filling and emptying skills.
This area also allows the children to develop their understanding of the world through the use of our vegetable patch, in the summer the children have the opportunity to grow vegetables, they are encouraged to nurture and care for the plants, then once they have grown they can pick them and to take them to the Silvia, who will use the ingredients for lunch. Similarly, there is a strawberry patch for the children to access.
We have a large sand pit which the children enjoy exploring, this is a wonderful area for all age ranges to use and helps to support their personal, social and emotional development by allowing lots of children to be in the sandpit at the same time and play cooperatively. We are also lucky that our play area is situated on a working farm, so the sights of tractors, horses, and lots of types of vehicles become familiar to the children, and helps to develop their understanding of the world around them.