Building and garden

We provide an enabling environment with a range of resources to inspire imagination and role play, exploration of personal relationships and feelings, problem solving, quiet time and reflection. An enabling environment ensures that children grow and develop to be ‘resilient, capable, confident and self-assured’.

In the entrance area each child is allocated a peg and drawer for their personal possessions. There is a self-registration board where children post their names on arrival.

Yarburgh has two separate rooms, the first is often referred to as the “Messy Room”. We provide mark-making materials to encourage painting, drawing and writing. We have water and sand play, junk modelling, playdough and cooking. This is also where we usually have our snack and lunch times.

The second room is known as the “Carpet Room”. This is where children can access construction toys, puzzles, threading and lacing, investigation resources such as magnets and magnifying glasses, books, small world vehicles, animals and people. There is also a quiet corner with cushions and soft toys.

We have a role play area which may be a shop, café or doctors surgery and have regular music and movement and dough gym activities.

All the children can access both rooms throughout the sessions and we offer a range of child initiated and adult led activities.

At Yarburgh there is an enclosed garden which can be accessed during all sessions and in all weathers (please ensure weather appropriate clothing and footwear is provided). We have mark-making resources, bikes and trikes, water and sand play, a mud kitchen, climbing wall, ball play and a reading den. We grow plants, herbs and vegetables.