Exploring The Outdoors
We have a lovely outside area for children to play in with lots of toys and equipment available. Children are encouraged to be creative and our garden provides heaps of opportunities for your child to develop their physical skills in a safe environment. Why not call us or drop in and have a word with our experienced and knowledgeable staff about the facilities we offer?
Current guidelines state that, taking individual capabilities into account, children of pre-school age who are capable of walking should be physically active for 180 minutes (3 hours) throughout each day. Physically active play can help to safeguard children by promoting their good health and general wellbeing. Encouraging outdoor play gives your child the opportunity to learn and grow in a healthy way by contributing to a healthy weight, improving bone health and developing movement and co-ordination. It also supports children’s learning of social skills and taking acceptable risks.
Click here to view Physical Activity Guideline factsheets.
Being outdoors enables children to be more physically active and to engage with nature. At Westerham Day Nursery and Pre-school in Kent we understand and believe in the benefits of outdoor play and because we know how important outdoor play is to your child’s development, we love to encourage them to play outside.
However, being outdoors also involves children learning practical skills and fostering their knowledge of the natural world. We have a growing area where we grow some of our own vegetables and work with the children on various projects such as building a bug house for them to observe insects.