My setting

The playroom

The playroom has a variety of toys, books, craft and Montessori 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”. 

The playroom facing the bookshelf
The main playroom facing the reading corner
Activites in the playroom
Activities are laid out for the children where they can access them independently
The playroom facing the garden
The playroom has a window looking out on to the garden

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 mud kitchen in the garden
The ‘upscaled’ mud kitchen created from an old set of drawers
Seaside theme tray in garden
A seaside tray set up in the garden for the children to play with

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.  

Story telling shelves
A shelf of book-themed activities greets children as they enter the setting