Outdoor Play

Outdoor experiences are a vital part of children’s learning and is part of our daily provision.

Children have access to our outdoor area on a daily basis through free flow play. If you feel your child is not well enough to be outside then we would advise you to keep them at home until they are recovered.

We have a range of waterproof jackets, trousers and wellies for wet weather but it is important that children attend nursery in suitable clothing and footwear. Sometimes the children will get wet or muddy so always ensure that they have a change of clothing with them (including underwear). We are always grateful for any suitable clothes or wellies that you child has grown out of to keep in our “spare clothes collection”.

We have excellent outdoor facilities here at Ditton Nursery School, including a mud kitchen, large construction area, water play, climbing equipment and lots of areas for exploring and investigating.


Essential clothing:

Cold weather - warm coat, hat and gloves

Hot weather – sun hat, suitable footwear (not flip-flops or backless shoes as they are hazard when the children are climbing)

All year round – wellies, spare set of clothing, including underwear.

Contact the School

Ditton Nursery School

Dundalk Road

Main Contact: Mandie Crank Office Manager

Tel: 0151 424 4687