Develop a lifelong love of the outdoors
As a smaller setting I recognise the importance of outdoor play. Outdoor learning compliments indoor learning and we often incorporate the two in planning activities once the weather is permitting. When play flows between indoors and outdoors children are able to make the most of the resources available to them and develop reflective and inquisitive thinking along with problem-solving approaches in ‘real’ situations. I therefore try to keep the garden clean and child friendly and constantly implement new garden toys to keep them interested and exciting to play in our garden. Children at Cuddly Bears benefit from immediate access to a reasonable sized garden that has a carpeted area for play, other areas are assessed to minimise any danger throughout play time.
We also go to parks and nature reserves for outdoor session, a little bit of everything gives a good balance to learning.