Play Ground - Looby Loos - Holmfirth
In addition to all of the indoor activities, the children go outside every day throughout the year for fresh air and exercise gained through a variety of activities. We consider outdoor play and physical exercise to be an essential and fundamental part of children's learning and development. The nursery has three distinct play areas, each with sand pits and black boards. One for the babies with a soft play area, a canopy for creating a den area with textured materials, a bird table and sensory plants to explore.
The tweenie's have access to the mark making area, a scandinavian pine lodge for stories and role play and balancing beams. The preschool has a large wooden castle for role play, ropes and tyres, mark making area with wooden logs for sitting and weaving on. Children and staff are provided with all in one waterproofs for all weather! The outdoor area gives plenty of opportunity to develop gross motor skills and imaginative play. Outdoor play has both planned activities, recognising that some children learn better outdoors, together with opportunity for children to 'run free' and engage their creative imagination.
The children go outside in their own room groups, but sometimes they may join with the next age group of children and their room staff. This gives the children the opportunity for interaction with other age groups and familiarity with other members of staff.