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Outdoor Classroom

Having access to activities outside of the setting, within the local environment and community or further afield, can enrich learning opportunities. Children benefit from first hand contact with the weather, seasons and the natural world. Outdoor environments can offer children freedom to explore, use their senses and be physically active and exuberant. In order to fulfil our aims and to respect children’s individual dispositions, Mulberry Bush children regularly go outside of the nursery for many different reasons including walking in the rain, shopping, a trip to the theatre, climbing trees, bug hunting, growing vegetables or simply to run and play!

The Backyard is at the rear of our building and is used mostly by our Fledglings. Here the children can play and learn in much the same way as the indoors is used, but having access to the elements adds an extra dimension to their play.

We have a small Allotment on our car park which is fenced off to provide a planting and growing area for the Ducklings and Goslings. Here they can discover more about where their food comes from and learn how to take care of plants as well as just enjoying digging in the soil!

feeding ducks