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Outdoor Resources to support EYFS Areas of Learning and Development

Posted by Martin Laver on Mar 1, 2021 9:27:36 AM

We specialise in the design and creation of outdoor spaces that support EYFS Learning and Development. We know that a child’s development is not an automatic process so we can support you to create enabling environments that support interaction and positive relationships through a child’s natural desire to learn and play.

A well designed and creative outdoor space helps the unique child to engage with other people and their environment – playing and exploring, active learning, and creating and thinking critically. All of which underpin the Characteristics of Effective Learning across all areas and support the child to remain an effective and motivated learner for life.

The prime areas of Learning and Development are fundamental, they focus on working together, and move through to support development in all other areas.

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development (Social Activity Hut, Mud Kitchen, Dens)
  • Communication and Language (Storytelling Chair, Performance Stage, Maze Seating)
  • Physical Development (Trim Trail, Jungle Climbers, Towers)

The specific areas of Learning and Development include essential skills and knowledge for children to participate successfully in society.

  • Literacy (Chalkboards, Whiteboards)
  • Mathematics (Daily Mile with Distance Markers)
  • Understanding the World (Mud Kitchen, Bug Hotel)
  • Expressive Arts and Design (Performance Stage, Sand and Water Play)Extra 7LittleWillow

how we work


We want to work with you to create inspirational outdoor spaces for play, learning and development. We have over 20 years’ experience in educational playgrounds. However, we know that the best outdoor developments are designed following a consultation process between dbdplay and you.

The best place to start is a meeting where we can share ideas and create solutions. From this we can prepare plans and quotations for you to amend and improve as you wish. We are happy to present at an assembly, discuss our ideas in a class and of course involve the children in the design process.

Call us today to Design, Build and Discover your school playground.

Topics: nursery, eyfs