Outdoor Spaces

Sandcastle’s Outdoor Spaces

Children at Sandcastles enjoy over 3/4 of an acre of outdoor space. Our Nursery has been designed so that each age group has direct access to their own garden area which is specifically designed and resourced for their stage of development.

Each of these areas is spacious allowing the scope of play/learning opportunities to only be limited by the children’s own imagination. These gardens have areas of grass carpeting for large construction play, making dens, sharing stories, role play and climbing. There are mud and sand kitchens, sand and water play, wheeled toy areas, tree houses, a wooden castle, a stage, a woodland cottage, woodwork, creative and investigation areas and so much more.

All areas of the Curriculum are accessed daily by the children within these specifically designed outdoor spaces but in addition we have a very large grass garden that all the children have access to. This includes slides, climbing ropes and climbing walls. This garden is also home to our allotment, woodland area and adventure playground.

It would seem appropriate to mention here that Sandcastle’s prime location is a stone’s throw from many outdoor spaces that the children regularly access.  West Wood, Hadleigh Country Park, John Burrows Park and the Memorial Recreation Ground are all within easy walking distance.