Indoor / Outdoor program
At Nicki’s we run an indoor/outdoor program. This means that whenever possible we have both the indoor and outdoor environments open to children, to work in whichever area they please.
We believe the physical environment can contribute to children’s wellbeing, happiness, creativity and develop independence. It can contribute to and enhance the quality of children’s learning and experiences. When children have the choice to play inside or outside the have longer periods of uninterrupted play which enables them to engage in areas of interest and extend their learning. They are able to make choices. About activities that they want to participate in and know these decisions are supported.
Our programs are designed to provide a balance of children’s need for active and passive play, indoor/outdoor play as well as group and individual experiences.
We don’t keep children inside on wintery days. Outdoor play is vital. We ask parents to dress children according to the season, that way they can enjoy active play outdoors even on cold or damp days.