Inside the walls are adorned with the children’s artwork, the celebration of their creative expression lending our centre a sense of pride. It’s a wonderful open space, which makes it particularly adaptable to a wide variety of learning experiences. Following centre planning meetings we create areas for activities, keeping it new and exciting for the children who come throughout the week. While it’s important for the children to learn to share the spaces, whilst being able to be involved in activities to be uninterrupted so that the child’s self-discovery through the activity can extend to a natural close without disruption.
Outside there is a flat and safe area, with plenty of space to create group and individual activities focused on developing gross motor skills and physical confidence. While we have a well-resourced outside area, funding has been allocated to develop this area further.
Inside, our sleep area is set up daily with fresh sheets and bedding, suitable to the season. This area is separated from the rest of the inside space for the duration of the longest sleeper. Older children not resting anymore are encouraged to participate in quieter activities. One or two teachers are always present throughout.