We believe that the play environment for all children is the ‘third teacher’. This concept comes from the Reggio Emilia approach to education. This means that the physical environment where children learn and play is seen as an important and intentional part of the learning process, alongside the teacher and the child themselves.
Just as a good teacher can inspire and guide children’s learning, we know that a well-designed environment can too. The layout, materials, and atmosphere of a space can have a big impact on how children feel, think, and interact with each other and their surroundings. We have carefully planned, designed and evaluated our learning environment. It is in this way that we have refined our spaces and the equipment within them to encourages exploration, creativity, and learning for all ages.
Ofsted agrees; in our last inspection they described our garden as ‘awe-inspiring’. Come and see for yourself.