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Squirrels & Owls - Colchester, New Town

In Squirrels (our 2 year-olds) and Owls (our 3 to 5 year-olds), children have free access between two rooms and outdoors areas, supporting their developing needs and growing independence.

Creative Activities

  • Craft resources

  • Construction

  • Developmental movement play

  • Music

  • Role play

  • Sand & water play

Classroom Area

The classroom area is set aside for quieter activities, including:

  • Free access to actvities that support children's developing independence, care of themselves and encouraging fine motor control (such as threading or pouring)

  • Sensorial activities that prepare children for early maths and literacy

  • Exploration of the wider world and early science

The Outdoors

Children are able to choose to be outdoors to work each day.

  • There are playtime resources such as cars, trikes, hoops etc.

  • We enjoy regular walks to the Old Community Garden, Nature Garden, play area, Bourne Woods, Bourne Mill, town centre library and museums etc.

  • Outdoor activities include growing things, forest school and wildlife experiences


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