We are so lucky to have TWO outdoor play spaces - one at the front called "The Town" and this one at the back, we call "The Country."
We wanted to offer many varied and unique opportunities outdoors - and a chance to get outside every day, no matter the weather. So "The Country" offers more natural surroundings, including a Woodland Story Corner, a Wildflower Garden, Vegetable Patch and large expanses of grass for running about (and often getting a little bit muddy!)
Our Ant Hill and Bee Hive offer literacy and numeracy all year round in a dry space - which we fashioned as enticing dens with cosy cushions for quiet learning.
The Wormery is home to lots of lovely creature, gobbling our vegetable waste and providing luscious worm juice and compost to put on our vegetable patch -- where we might be lucky enough to grow something BEFORE the slugs get it...?!?
Our gorgeous little Owls Nest is an indoor space where the children gather for story time, puppets, learning adventures and often a tasty mornign snack! The wooded deck area in front is perfect for babies, shaded by the trees and safe for exploring - and practicing those all important early steps.
Or, a rest on the Mushroom Stools we specially commissions might be more in order...
Most recently we added a new physical challenge with a "Bamboo "Forest" which has opportunities for climbing, jumping, hopping and manouvering in small spaces safely. It is also just a jolly good place to hide!
Our brand new Mud Kitchen is under-way and, with a little help from our parents, we predict it will be a favourite spot in Nursery. Equipped with plenty of digging, mixing, stirring and squashing, we are looking forward to years of the tastiest mud pies on the planet! YUM!