Here at Anna-Ca-Soo Day nursery we know how much children love playing outside. That is why we have put our heart and soul into creating an outdoor environment that has endless possibilities for play, learning and exploration.
We have a large established secure rear garden which the children have access to throughout the day. Free access between the indoors and outdoors enables children to make choices, follow their interests, forge links between their learning and develop ideas over time. The garden provides children with a wide range of non-specific and natural play resources, such as, ropes, drapes, crates, planks, wooden blocks, tyres, boxes, sand, mud, twigs and leaves.
This link will take you to a fantastic article from Community play things, that explains indepth the value of outdoor play.
It explains how many of the developmental tasks that children must achieve—exploring, risk-taking, fine and gross motor development and the absorption of vast amounts of basic knowledge—can be most effectively learned through outdoor play.