“Anything you can teach in an indoor classroom can be taught outdoors, often in ways that are more enjoyable for children”

Outdoor play areas

At St. George’s Nursery, we take every opportunity to take our learning outdoors and to teach our children to respect and understand the world around us.

All of our nurseries have large, enclosed and secure outdoor play areas for older children and a separate outdoor area for younger children, where they can play safely. We ensure that children of all ages play, learn and discover outdoors everyday, come rain or shine.

Children laugh and squeal with delight as they make “mud pies” in our well-resourced mud kitchens, or as they build dens and play hide and seek. They enjoy splashing in muddy puddles or just putting their feet up and relaxing with a good book.

Learning in The Great Outdoors

There are numerous benefits to learning outside of the traditional classroom setting. Children often feel less restricted to express themselves outdoors and there are less space constraints enabling children to explore more freely. This freedom is excellent for both a child’s physical development as well as mental development. Read more on the benefits of ‘Learning in the Great Outdoors.’

Children are frequently taken on Nursery outings. These may include having a yummy picnic time at the park, brushing up on our reading at the library and broadening our knowledge of the world at the museum or at a show. Safety is always a priority, and risk assessments are carried out before every outing and a qualified first aider is always present.

“The more risks you allow children to take, the better they learn to take care of themselves.” – Roald Dahl