The Great Outdoors

Learning through play is simply more fun outside, so outdoor play is built into each morning and afternoon’s activities, unless the conditions are too severe. So at Toad Hall we use the outdoors as an extension to the classroom and will often extended indoor activities to the outdoors so that the children's learning experience is enhanced. 

Within the grounds of Toad Hall we have a large playground that is sectioned into varying areas so that all children have continuous access all day.  We have both large and small play equipment and there is plenty of space to run and exercise those growing muscles. 

As well as fostering a love of nature, outdoor play encourages healthy physical activity, team play and social inclusion. Anyone who takes children outside regularly sees the enjoyment, and sense of wonder and excitement that is generated when children actively engage with their environment.