Outdoor area under 2s

This area includes a wide range of textures and senses for the younger children in the nursery.

The wet pour safety surface looks like a beach. Here the more able children can begin to use walkers, small bikes and cars as well as take part in further stimulating activities. There is also a sheltered play area, where children can take the indoors to outdoors and participate in creative and sensory activities.

All the areas are enhanced with various resources, musical instruments and activities.

Outdoor play area over 2s

Stage and Music Area

First Steps Nursery has invested in their garden area and believes it is a valuable part of the structured day. The stage area enjoys a range of large musical instruments such as Drums, Xylophone and musical chimes.

Story area

This area enables all rooms to bring story time outside. A large story telling chair enables the children to sit and enjoy what is one of their favourite times of the day. Here children have access to various books. Story sacks from the indoor story sack lending library can be taken out to enable fun interactive learning through stories.

Curiosity corner

Our curiosity corner is made up of a large willow dome. Once the children enter, they become enchanted by the various items of interest.  A fantastic area for children to explore objects they may not necessarily come across in everyday life.

Climbing frame

Creates a physical challenge for all the children. Incorporating a slide, lookout tower, and site office.

At the side of the slide is a decked area where children can access different activities in tuff trays, sand water, soil, sawdust. There is also a creative easel for children to practice their fine motor skills.


Our roadway provides the children with opportunities not just to use the wide range of bikes and cars we have, but for the older children to understand the importance of crossing the road safely and looking for traffic. Complete with traffic lights, cones, petrol pump and road signs this is a popular area of the garden.

“The various challenges available to the children in the garden have been well thought and are well managed. It allows children to grow not just in confidence but in physical ability”

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