We are very proud of our garden here at Becket Hall as well feel that having a large green space in the city centre for the children to enjoy is a real privilege. We are constantly striving to improve our outdoor space by adding more provision each year.
Our garden is covered in an artificial grass surface which is great to use in all weathers and perfect for crawling babies. Under our two large elm trees you will find our bespoke tree castle along with a large sunken sand pit, bug hotel, literacy hut, hump and tunnel and a road track for the children to zoom around on. In the corner of the garden we have a mud kitchen area were the children love to experiment with soil and sand, adjacent to this you will find a large vegetable patch.
Children under 2 also benefit from a separate, enclosed area which includes a sand pit, play house and a swing.
Our gardener visits the nursery every other week during the spring and summer months to carry out gardening sessions with the children. The children have grown many vegetables such as potatoes, carrots, kale and herbs which are used in cooking activities or in the children’s tea. The children also enjoy weekly sessions with our sports coach , Mat. Mat carries out sessions on different days of the week to ensure that every child benefit’s from his fun activities. For more information about our sport sessions please see www.sports-xtra.com.
We pride ourselves on Safety at Becket Hall Day Nursery, along with our daily outdoor risk assessment, our outdoor play area is risk assessed by Rospa every year, www.rospa.com.