Outdoors Learning and Play

Children love to be outdoors, and we make full use of our amazing outdoor area as much as possible for free play or big group activities. Our outstanding outdoor facilities are designed to be used throughout the year and the massive range of equipment and activities means that their is always something new and different to do. Whilst playing and having fun outside, the children are also learning about the world around them and developing their physical and social skills. Interacting with the outdoors has been proven to help children develop their motor and cognitive skills whilst having fun and so all age groups make full use of the outdoor area as much as possible.


The safe and secure environment and facilities have equipment to suit all ages and stages of development, interests and moods. Our climbing equipment with slides, ropes and poles allow children to release some steam in a safe setting with staff present to offer encouragement and lend a hand. Our impressive range of cars, scooters, peddle and balance bikes means that budding Lewis Hamiltons can make full use of our race track!

All of the children are encouraged to explore the world around them, be it in our large walk in, multi-weather sand pit, our quiet and relaxed nature area or by helping to dig and grow plants in our garden.

Our outdoor area is also designed to help develop our children's creativity. The art area gives space for the children to chalk a masterpiece while the outdoor music hut gives the budding musicians a place to make some noise.

Our Allotment

Children love to dig, plant and grow things. This helps them to understand where our food comes from and to learn more about our world. Our allotment is a short five minute walk away so during the summer months, groups of children will visit and help plant and look after the vegetables that they have grown and cared for within the classroom. This enables the children to see a full growing life cycle from seed to plant to food which we then use to create some tasty meals at nursery!


Contact Us

Telephone: 0116 267 1331

Email: rainbow@birstal.eclipse.co.uk

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