My home is a welcoming, safe and secure environment for children and parents.
Here at Jenny's Tots I have a playroom which is professionally set up into different areas of learning, which are small world and construction area, role play area, messy area and reading area. The playroom is organised so children can access resources independently, promoting the development of self-confidence and self-esteem. Children are able to move freely from area to area giving them the opportunity to choose relevant activities that interest and motivate them.
From the playroom I have a side door that open out into my garden, providing easy access for the children to explore the outdoors. Children are able to get very messy making mud pies in my mud kitchen, take risks and develop their physical skills on the balancing logs and explore the sand and water area. I am currently developing a vegetable patch where children will be able to plant, grow and pick vegetables. Exploration of the outdoor environment and real experiences of growing things supports all six areas of learning within the Early Years Foundation Stage.
'A rich and varied environment supports children's learning and development. It gives them confidence to explore and learn in secure and safe, yet challenging indoor and outdoor spances' (3.3The Learning Environment, EYFS).