We use the garden all year around, in all weather. Wellington boots are always a must at Kings Meadow Pre-school.
Our outdoor area allows the children to take risks and make choices in a safe environment. We have two outdoor spaces, a garden area for the Butterflies (3 years – 5 years) and a smaller area for the Caterpillars (6 months – 3 years).
The outdoor area provides children with excellent opportunities to be physically active and to gain more control of their fine and gross motor skills. The children are exposed to a range of natural experiences; they are able to explore different weather conditions and begin to develop an understanding about cause and effect.