Our garden at Little Pips in Cheltenham is a hive of activity with different zones for the children to learn and explore in. It is an extension of the indoor learning environments enabling the children to explore independently as well as take part in more structured activities. Our mud garden (which is incredibly popular!) encourages the children to role play as well as developing their mathematical and scientific knowledge about textures and mixing.
Occasionally they can also find out about living things here too with the help of a wiggly worm or two! We also offer a music area with a range of fun, homemade instruments to play with, a story area with circle of logs, an obstacle course complete with a ‘Wow’ box full of material, nets, bits of wood and carpet tiles for the children to create their own dens, and a huge sand pit for the children to play in. We also offer water play, drawing, painting and much more.
We are also proud to share our new wooden playhouse, equipped with lots of resources to encourage role play. As well as all of this we are very proud of our growing area where the children grow plants and vegetables from seeds. They help to nurture these and eventually eat the fresh produce!
At Little Pips Nurseries we strongly believe in the importance of fresh air and an understanding of nature for children’s learning and development. Our wonderful garden enables us to ensure that our children have access to the best possible learning environments both inside and outside.