Entries by Claylands Nursery

The perfect-calm and peaceful- nursery playroom!

Too much colour overstimulates children. Bright clashing colours and plastic do not create a good environment for under 5’s. At Claylands, we know that nature demonstrates a tranquil environment. Natural colours and materials create a calm and peaceful atmosphere. This is backed up by all the educational research including Reggio. Look at our playrooms which […]

WHO says limit screen time for under 5’s

‘Limit screen time for children under 5 years old, says the World Health Organisation. “Children under 5 must spend less time in front of screens, or in prams or sitting down, and have more active play if they are to grow up healthy, says the WHO. If healthy habits are established early in life, this […]

Infection Control In Nursery – Covid

Recent events have borne out our own experience gained operating nurseries for 16 years. At Claylands Nursery, transmission rates of all illness and infections is markedly low. We believe this is because of the amount of time the children spend outdoors and the very large indoor spaces available to the children. We notice again and […]

16 Years can you believe it !

This year Claylands Nursery celebrates 16 years of providing incredible learning experiences in our wonderful and unique environment. Come and visit to see for yourself the difference in what we are able to offer. We make sure that we are always abreast of the most recent updates in childhood practice to ensure that your child […]

Outside All Day Long

With our new flock of wooden sheep, we have been appreciating the glorious days. Playing with water, sand, loose parts. Making and hiding in the den, making cakes in our mud kitchen. Childhood could not be more creative and fun than at Claylands.

The Learning in Loose Play items

In a world in which we are preparing our youngsters for jobs, it is imperative to fuel children’s curiosity and appetite for learning. This love of learning, along with the skills to communicate, problem-solve, and self-regulate, will lead to life-long success no matter the profession. Some might say that learning these skills will only happen behind […]

The importance of an uncluttered learning environment!

Shelves overflowed with piles of games, equipment and donated items, making the room look more like a car boot sale than a classroom. In fact, there seemed to be more storage space than floor space.… A cluttered play environment can make children restless and unfocused. When toys do not lead to deep engagement, children are easily […]

Outdoor Play at Claylands Nursery

Outdoor play is central to early development. Exploring, risk taking, fine and gross motor skills development, and indeed the majority of cognitive development, is best learned outdoors. Children need spaces large enough to run, jump, shout, hide, explore freely, have free access to sand, mud, water, freedom to explore – and Claylands Nursery is unique in providing such […]