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Unleashing Imagination: The Magic of Outdoor Play at Sunny Days Nursery (nr Godalming & Haslemere)

Nature's playground is a treasure trove of learning and discovery, especially for young minds at our nursery and forest school near Godalming and Haslemere. Beyond being a backdrop for fun, outdoor play is a dynamic gateway to creativity, physical development, social skills, and a lifelong connection with the natural world. In this article, we'll delve into how our nurturing environment encourages holistic growth through the power of play amidst Surrey's picturesque landscapes.

Nursery and Forest School, day care in Brook near Godalming and Haslemere
We Run Free

Nurturing Creativity and Imagination: Our natural surroundings ignite creativity in every child. Sticks become wands, rocks transform into treasures, and open spaces become uncharted territories for imaginative adventures. The absence of rigid toys at our forest school sessions encourage inventive thinking, enabling children to sculpt their world through unstructured play. From building sandcastles to inventing tales in the woods, our outdoor spaces are canvases for their boundless imagination.

In the woods at the Sunny Days nursery in brook near Godalming and Haslemere
Look what I can do

Building Physical Strength and Motor Skills: Running through fields, building dens, and exploring rugged terrains are part of the physical exploration at our forest school in Brook situated in picturesque grounds on the A286 between Godalming and Haslemere. These outdoor adventures challenge young adventurers' motor skills and coordination, supporting physical strength while they navigate the natural world. Swinging, climbing, and tag games in the open air not only build muscles but also lay the foundation for a healthy, active lifestyle.

Enhancing Social Skills and Collaboration: At Sunny Days, nature is the catalyst for forming bonds and developing social skills. Whether it's constructing a sandcastle collaboratively, role-playing as explorers, or embarking on a treasure hunt, outdoor play encourages teamwork and camaraderie. The fluidity of the outdoor environment nurtures spontaneous teamwork, equipping children with valuable social tools and conflict-resolution abilities.

Supporting Emotional Well-being: Surrounded by nature, children find solace and joy. Our nurturing environment provides a break from routine, allowing them to experience freedom and wonder. The sights, sounds, and textures of nature contribute to reduced stress levels, heightened mood, and emotional resilience. Outdoor play is more than just fun – it's a gateway to emotional well-being.

Connecting with the Natural World: Engaging in outdoor play ignites a lifelong connection with the environment. At our forest school and nursery, children develop a deep appreciation for nature, fostering values of conservation and stewardship. Exploring the outdoors encourages curiosity about the world, nurturing a lasting love for exploration and environmental responsibility.

Outdoor play is a gateway to holistic growth at our nursery and forest school. From kindling creativity to honing physical skills and supporting emotional well-being, nature's playground empowers children to learn, explore, and embrace the world around them. Join us in nurturing this powerful connection and unleashing the magic of outdoor play for young minds to flourish amidst Surrey's natural beauty.


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