My setting

The playroom

The playroom has a variety of toys, books, craft and learning materials that allow children to develop knowledge and skills as according to the principles and learning objectives of the EYFS, while closely following the Montessori philosophy of “following the child”. 

Wide picture of the playroom
The main playroom
Reading corner in the playroom
The reading corner in the playroom

The living room

The living room is a quiet area where children can relax on the sofa to read a book.  

Living room with tent and dressing up box
Living room with tent and dressing up box

The garden

The garden is a safe and secure space for the children to play and develop physical skills outdoors. It includes play equipment and toys, water and sand play, a mud kitchen, playhouse and a variety of planned activities to meet children’s learning needs. We grow fruit and vegetables and have a wild garden where we plant wildflower seeds. 

The garden
A view of the garden from the playroom

Eco-friendly setting

The setting is eco-friendly providing a range of activities and resources that will give children a wider knowledge and understanding of the world in which they live. This includes minimal use of plastic in the setting, such as using mostly wooden toys and recycling materials. Children can help to make bug hotels, bird boxes and bird feeders to place in the wild garden.  

Art materials
Art materials in the playroom