PLAYPLUS NURSERY ENVIRONMENT
We have a large main playroom and children have access to a range of free-play resources, activities and experiences. Our indoor space has been planned to allow flexibility to accommodate children’s changing interests and needs. We create specific areas for different types of play so that children can easily access and distinguish between activities on their own and encourage children to find the things they want to play with.
Some of the things we provide in our indoor environment –
💚 Home Corner
💚 Construction play
💚 Small world play
💚 Role Play
💚 Mark Making
💚 Book Corner
💚 Sensory play
💚 Creative activities
The Nursery benefits from secure outdoor play areas. A part sheltered all weather area and our new ‘discovery garden’ area, where children can explore and discover. Our outdoor areas provide a fantastic learning and play opportunity in all weathers.
Our outdoor environment includes –
🧡 Water play
🧡 Mud kitchen
🧡 Den Building
🧡 Mark Making
🧡 Exploration and Discovery
EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION STAGE (EYFS)
Playplus Nursery is committed to working within the EYFS framework to support children in their earliest years to deliver the seven areas of learning and development in a way that reflects the needs and circumstances of each child.
There are seven areas of Learning and Development within the EYFS. The framework splits learning into three Prime Areas and four Specific Areas.
The prime areas are those most essential for your child’s healthy development and future learning – Communication and language;
Physical development; and
Personal, social and emotional development.
As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in the 4 specific areas –
Understanding the world; and
Expressive arts and design.
Characteristics of Effective Learning – Children in the EYFS learn by playing and exploring, being active and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside.
We provide milk or water to drink, and a healthy snack mid-morning and water is accessible to the children at all times. Snacks vary daily and can comprise of fruit, bread, breadsticks, crackers, cheese and yoghurts.
The setting makes snacks and meals a social time at which children and adults eat together.