"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world". Nelson Mandela
Our Vision Statement
At Little Tinkers Nursery School we understand that supporting the physical development of children, as identified in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS 2017) is vitally important to all aspects of children’s learning and development.
Increasing evidence shows the link between inadequate early movement experience and learning delay. We believe opportunities for movement and physical activity are as important as any other prime area of learning.
Outdoor play is an integral part of this and in our setting we believe:
All children have the right to experience, explore and enjoy the essential and special nature of being outdoors.
All children should have free access to stimulating outdoor environments for learning through play and real experiences.
All children have the right to a well-designed, well organised integrated indoor and outdoor environment preferably available simultaneously.
Outdoor provision can and must offer young children experiences which have meaning to them and are led by them.
Children need all the adults around them to be committed and understand why outdoor play provision is essential.
The outdoors should be a flexible space where children can choose, create change and be in charge of their play environment with access to open ended equipment.
Young children need challenge and risk within a framework of security and safety. The outdoors lends itself to offer challenge, helping children learn how to be safe and be aware of others.
Outdoors provision must support inclusion and meet the need of individuals offering a diverse range of play experiences. Children should participate in decisions and actions affecting their outdoor play.
Our youngest Tinkers start in Tiny Tinkers- the baby room. From here, they move into the main room before moving on to become
In the September before the children are 4, they move from the main house to our purpose built classroom.