Strong foundations in the EYFS
An enabling environment plays a key role in supporting children ‘s learning and development. It is well recognised that children learn and develop best in caring, supportive environments which respond to their individual needs, allowing them to play and explore.
The outdoor environment offers opportunities for doing things in different ways and on different scales than when indoors. Playing outside gives children first-hand contact with weather, seasons, and the natural world, and outdoor environments offer children freedom to explore, use their senses, and be physically active and curious.
See below examples of our EYFS outdoor environments.
We passionately believe that young children learn best through play and exploration. These play-based experiences enable the children to consolidate their skills, knowledge and understanding and enable them to be become independent and resilient learners. Throughout the environment, both inside and outside, you will see children actively engaged in a wide range of activities that they have either themselves chosen or are adult initiated/directed.