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Early Years Curriculum | Outdoor play | Supporting our children

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At Windmills we value outdoor play for the following reasons:

Because children need space, fresh air and freedom for their own personal wellbeing.

Children love being outside, when they are happy they learn!

Physical development and movement goes hand in hand with cognitive development such as thinking, problem solving, setting challenges and risk taking.

Children develop social skills such as sharing, turn taking and co-operating.

Imaginative play flourishes.

Because anything that can be taught inside can be taught outside.


With all this is mind we aim to access the outdoors every session whatever the weather! Please support us and your child´s learning by ensuring that they have the correct clothing for the weather. However, don´t worry if you forget we have spare sunhats, wellies, gloves and coats!




If you would like to make a donation to Windmills Opportunity Playgroup Charity# 1072977 and help continue the valuable work our playgroup does, then you can do so through Virgin Money Giving. You can donate a single one off amount or make a regular payment. With regular payments you can change them or stop them at any time through the Virgin Money Giving website.

If you are a taxpayer then Virgin Money Giving even collects the Gift Aid for us. This means that for every £1 you donate, we receive an additional 25p from HMR&C.

Thank you.

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