The outdoor environment is ideal for developing children’s physical and gross motor skills.
At the Hunnypot, we are extremely fortunate to have a very large, very secure outdoor facility. We have developed this space into four clearly differentiated areas; this gives us the opportunity to create a focussed outdoor curriculum, which is accessible to all the age groupings within the nursery. It guarantees that the children are exposed to a wide variety of physical activities that other providers struggle to compete with.
Our Outdoor Classrooms are divided into the following areas:
Roo's Corner is the beautiful decked area, which is right by the Roo's Room. This therefore offers free-flow access for the Roo's Room, making sure that the babies get plenty of time outdoors...Roo's Poohsticks Bridge
Kanga's Pocket is an outdoor, sheltered and very versatile classroom to the side of the nursery. This area is set up to give the children role-play and imaginative play for the outdoors. The classroom...Kanga's Pocket
Christopher Robin's playground is a large astro-turfed area on the top level of the garden with balancing beams, sand and water play and an activity table. This area is utilised by all age groups...Christopher Robin's Playground
The 100 Acre Wood is a fabulous area for climbing and digging. It is at the lower level of the garden, where we have a mud kitchen alongside our planting and growing area. Children have the opportunity...100 Acre Wood
Further along the garden, there is a larger climbing frame, a balancing rope and a pebble pit, a good-sized bike area with visual road markings and crossings...
This room is for toddlers aged 12 to 30 months (depending on their developmental needs).
The room is set out to enable the children to explore their growing curiosity of the world around them.
Children take part in activities such as painting, drawing, sand and water play, craftwork, cooking, music and nature study to help children to develop and express themselves.
Staff are chosen for this room for their patience and a good understanding of toddlers’ needs and wants.
The ratio in this room is 1 carer to 4 children, but you will see we run it with a ratio of 1-3 as we feel the children need more attention at this age.
All activities are planned around each individual child’s needs, developmental stage and interests. Children at this age are learning at an extraordinary rate and we aim to feed their minds, allow them to explore new things and use their newly developed physical abilities to promote keeping safe and healthy.
All our under 3’s work towards goals set by the Early Years Foundation Stage.