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Hillside Nursery School

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Our Learning Environment

The statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) states that children learn and develop well in enabling environments. An enabling environment is one which provides a rich, varied and safe space in which children can play, explore and learn.


At Hillside Nursery our indoor and outdoor environments have been well planned, organised and resourced with clean, high quality resources to promote curiosity and learning. We are committed to providing quality teaching and learning through continuous provision. 


Our Indoor Continuous Provision Areas:


  • Sand play
  • Water play
  • Atelier - art studio
  • Malleable e.g. playdough, clay
  • Fine motor mark making
  • Gross motor mark making
  • Workshop
  • Domestic play / role play
  • Book corner
  • Small world play
  • Transient Art - loose parts, heuristic play
  • Shop play
  • Block play
  • Maths corner 
  • Forest Room - loose parts, natural play


Our Outdoor Continuous Provision Areas:

  • Large scale sand play
  • Large scale water play
  • Den making
  • Construction site
  • Gardening area
  • Bike track
  • Mud kitchen
  • Mark making
  • Maths area
  • Sports area e.g. balls, hoops 


Our Forest School Provision:


  • Fairy garden
  • Maths exlploration area
  • Base camp
  • Bug hotel
  • Fire area
  • Swings 
  • Clubhouse
  • Gardening area
  • Pixie mixing kitchen
  • Wild area
  • Pond
  • Fruit bushes
  • Hedgehog shelter
  • Toilet shed
  • Willow tunnel
  • Story circles



Three Year Old Indoor Learning Environment

Three Year Old Outdoor Learning Environment

Two Year Old Indoor Learning Environment

Two Year Old Outdoor Learning Environment