Outdoor learning

At Parkview Nursery School we spend a lot of time outside!

There are some things that you  just can't learn about inside such as what the rain feels like, what happens when you jump in a muddy puddle and what our friendly Robin likes to eat.  Some children just seem to learn better outside and with this in mind we operate an open door policy where children can choose whether they want to access activities inside or out.  We aim to offer the same variation in learning opportunities outside as inside but often on a bigger scale.  For example mark making happens outside but this could be with large chalks on the ground or with paint brushes and buckets of water.  While board games may take place inside, outside this could be hopscotch or skittles, counting and recording the score on a large whiteboard.  The staff work with the children outside as they do inside following their lead and exploiting every learning opportunity through talk, modeling questioning and finding out about things together.  Children learn to assess risk in a safe environment and their physical skills develop enormously.  



Parkview Aims:

  • To ensure all children are given equal opportunity to achieve their full potential through an education based on their individual needs
  • To scaffold and inspire children's learning with careful consideration given to their interests nurturing them in all areas of learning
  • To provide each and every child with a joyful, stimulating environment which includes rich outdoor learning
  • To celebrate each individual’s achievements through praise each and every day
  • To encourage each individual at Parkview to care for their community and environment


Parkview Values:

  • Happiness and Wellbeing – promoting a kind, positive and respectful environment
  • Health and Self-worth – promoting a healthy, mindful attitude towards life for children and families
  • Nurture - promoting a caring, considerate environment that supports our families
  • Environment – promoting curiosity, awe and wonder at the world through stimulating, challenging activities and resources


Parkview Vision:

We have a clear vision of what we want to achieve at Parkview Nursery School:

  • To provide a welcoming, nurturing environment in which children feel safe to take risks
  • To create an environment in which our children, families and staff feel respected and listened to
  • To help all children to prepare for a bright future

Parkview Nursery School – ‘Inspiring young hearts, bodies and minds’.


Opening times

8.45 to 3.30 Monday to Friday (term time only)