We believe that the environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children’s development and learning. We provide a rich learning environment where children are able to move in and out of doors freely and access a broad and balanced range of activities in both. Children are able to move between the different rooms accessing resources and activities appropriate to their age and stage of development. This free flow environment eases transitions as children move from one stage to another.
We continually observe and assess children to inform our planning so that activities are planned and resources are changed and enhanced on a daily basis to reflect children’s needs and interests.
Children are able to engage in the world around them by spending time outside undertaking a range of ‘Forest School’ activities. They are taught about identifying and managing risk. Children are also taken ‘Out & About’ in the community where they develop their language and learning with real life expereinces.
To ensure that our environment is dynamic and fulfilling we work with other agencies to seek innovative environmental solutions. We are an eco friendly setting; modelling and teaching the principles of reduce, reuse and recycle to children.
“All the staff and teachers have been really nice to me. I have loved spending my early years at Starfish.” – K.B.