Research and analysis

Using the natural environment to support all-round development

Ofsted good practice example showing how Footprints Montessori Day Nursery uses the local, natural environment to help children develop.

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The nursery’s woodland walks and ‘forest school’ provide opportunities for children to take part in both planned and spontaneous activities that benefit all areas of learning.

This helps children to learn to share and play together. It encourages them to talk and ask questions, to problem-solve and learn about the natural world around them. Finally, it helps them to develop their physical skills and learn how to manage risks in an environment that gives them freedom to explore and use their senses.

Published 8 February 2012