Learning through discovery and play

Children in the nurseries are encouraged to take part in a variety of activities following on from their interests and discoveries. We strongly believe that children learn by doing and therefore give the children opportunities to gain first hand experiences through play and lots of practical activities. These activities take place both inside and outdoors of the nurseries.

We place great emphasis on developing the children’s skills and understanding and encourage them to develop positive attitudes to their learning. We want the children to grow in self confidence and to experiment and investigate new things, to form new relationships and to develop as individuals.

We place great importance on using the outdoor area. Children have the opportunity to choose whether to play indoors or out and activities are planned so as to extend the classroom outside. Outdoors, children feel free to explore, investigate and make sense of the world around them. They can feel the changes in the weather, discover the natural world and move and develop their physical strength in unrestricted space.

“I like my teachers in nursery because they like the things that I like!” McKenzie aged 4