Back in November 2019 we were lucky enough to receive a percentage of Co-ops community fund to spend on our outdoor learning space. Local shoppers in CSG and CSP chose to donate their co-op membership money to us at CSG Pre School Playgroup which has meant that the garden area has had a total make over.
The children now have a larger space to play and learn in, with some lovely new equipment. The area is now safe for children and staff to access and we are now able to enjoy the space all year round.
Over the summer Tania and her team of volunteers (her lovely family) transformed the garden area for the children. There was a lot of sweat in the summer sun, and a lot of man power used to move sheds and play houses, but it was all worth it to see the space being used by the children on their first day back in September.
I am sure you will agree the space now looks fantastic and there are still some finishing touches and new equipment to arrive. We now have the water wall, music wall and tool station accessible to the children. This equipment was actually purchased a couple of years ago with the Tesco funds and unfortunately couldn’t be used safely in the old garden, now the children can have hours of fun using the equipment made by Outdoor EYFS https://www.facebook.com/outdoorsEYFS/. We now have a fully functioning step which gives the children safer access to the cabin. The floor is now covered with artificial lawn and bark making it nice underfoot for the children, as well as safer when children have those inevitable falls. The children are also enjoying using the mud kitchen again and they will be using the new sandpit again soon. The fence has also been replaced, making the playground area safer for all of the children and those using the cricket pavillion.
The team are really pleased with the result and again we would like to thank Tania for her hard work over the summer.
We will be posting more images throughout this week to show you the garden area being used by all of our children as they return and of course we will show you our new and exciting piece of equipment when it arrives.