Westgate Nursery Highworth

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Our Outdoor Classroom

A natural environment for everyone

Being outdoors amongst nature is at the centre of our practice. Immersed in the outdoors, our children can realise their own goals as they play alongside peers of different ages thus establishing a sense of community. Our children explore our garden and woodland area freely and spontaneously; using all their senses, developing their sense of exploration, curiosity and imagination. Playing in nature inspires resilience as well as collaborative and aspirational thinking.

Our 'woodland' enables our children to experience a sense of freedom and independence as they test their personal boundaries and assess risks posed by nature. The benefits of being outdoors go far beyond improving immunity and physical health: our children gain compassion and respect by caring for nature; enhance their vocabularies; and develop a deep appreciation for the beauty of our natural world.