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At Blackdown we believe outdoor play should
be a big part of your child's day and they will be encourage to play outside every day at certain times whatever the weather.
To enable outside role play we have two large play houses and a large pergola with several activity zones to provide sheltered outside play.
The children are encouraged to participate in gardening, growing and learning about plants and to this aim we have various types and sizes of planters.
We have 3 ponds with one having a bark path with solid viewing points allow the children to explore safely around this area (under strict supervision of course!) to pond dip and feed the fish.
Beyond the main gate we have views over a large field were we regularly see the local fox and her cubs, rabbits and birds of all types frequent the area, at certain times of the year there will be sheep or cattle in the field as well.
Naturally, safety is our main priority and the grounds are completely secure with 4ft fencing topped with 2ft 6 inch of wire mesh which allows the children to see what is going on outside and in the field.
Naturally the staff supervise the children at all times, while the grounds are well maintained and inspected daily for any health & safety issues.