A few weeks ago I had the privilege of visiting Derwent Stepping Stones Nursery in Derby. The staff and directors had realised that their outdoor play provision was in need of attention and decided to do something about it. One of the challenges facing settings which make this decision is knowing where to begin. Derwent Stepping Stones had been very creative around their use of images to engage and inform staff and parents.
Palettes are "in" in the world of outdoor play. And Stramash outdoor nurseries are up there in terms of the creative constructions which are appearing in nurseries across the world. Last year at Fort William this amazing play station was developed. In the words of Cameron Sprague, Team Leader, "It's all very simple, but the variety of levels, open-ended areas, suitability to loose parts lead to real world learning and social opportunities."