Children were happy and confident in their environment. There had been improvements to the layout of the playrooms. Staff had worked hard to create warm and welcoming rooms. We saw that most children were busy and engaged in the resources on offer. The majority of toys and resources were stored in a manner which meant children could access them easily. This allowed them to make independent choices about their play and learning.
The development of loose parts play both indoors and outside provided children with increased natural and open-ended materials which helped promote curiosity, inquiry and problem solving. Older children were very involved in the role play and dressing up area.
Children were active and healthy because they had free flow access to the outdoor area. We saw children of all ages enjoyed playing outside. They could independently access a range of resources that built up their confidence and physical development. Loose parts material gave children the chance to explore, investigate and be creative. Staff should continue to ensure that the outdoor environment includes resources which promote fun experiences as well as providing challenge and encouraging children's problem solving and imagination.