Each room has direct access to our outdoor play areas, the play areas are filled with a variety of equipment and all-weather surfaces, enabling exploration and play throughout the day.
Learning through play is simply more fun outside, so outdoor play is built into every morning and afternoon’s activities. At Bright Futures Day Nursery we go outside whatever the weather, and we have a gazebo for outdoor play when the rain is heavy, and we have sun sails to protect us during the sunny months.
Our range of outdoor facilities consist of:
- Rubber safety surface playground
Provides children with plenty of space to run and play
- Large Gazebo and Sun Sails
Allows for all weather play all year round
- Nature Garden
Designed to attract wildlife and allow children to explore the world around them
- Digging and Planting area
Provides children with the opportunity to dig and explore, and grow and learn about vegetables and herbs (our growing area is currently autumn an exploration area due to the season).
- Large Mud Kitchens - with water
- Large Water Wall
- Large Water Tray and Sandpit
- Sensory Garden
- Construction Area
- Pirate Galleon
- Activity panels, Xylophone and Chalk board
- Woodwork bench
- Small world Area and Fairy Garden
We are also able to take full advantage of our local area and provide the children with access local areas of interest. All outings are assessed, and safety is maintained by senior practitioners. Some local areas we can visit are; the farms, the duck pond, local heritage trails (Swallow Lane, Cowbury Dale Wood), country parks and the local vicinity.
We also have very good links with the next door school who allow us to use their playground and field
These opportunities can be enhanced by our wide range of resources allowing the children to develop their fine and gross motor skills, investigation and exploration skills, knowledge of the world and their language skills by developing new vocabulary.