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Outdoor Learning


At South Normanton Nursery School we are lucky to have a large and varied outdoor space in which the children can play and learn and access all areas of the early years curriculum.

Our outdoor  area includes a large fixed climbing frame, bandstand, soft surface , grassed area and a tyre trail  as well as a tipi, a variety of grassed areas, bridges and gardens for children to explore and enjoy.

In addition our sensory garden, nursery orchard, vegetable plot and our pet chickens Ariel and Cinderella  provide new experiences all year round for children to discover and learn.

We encourage our children to experience the outdoors in all weathers. We have a covered area outside for use  in really bad weather and also have wellingtons and waterproof clothing to allow our children to enjoy the garden come rain or shine.

We also ask parents to bring your child to nursery with suitable clothing and footwear for outdoor play. We go outside every day so each child needs a coat daily and in cold weather gloves and a hood or hat.

Even when it is hot always bring a coat as our weather can change very quickly.

Sun protection is also very important for young children so please make sure that your child wears high factor sun lotion and has a hat that protects both the face and the neck.