Why Open Ended Play?

By creating an open ended environment,

it removes all boundaries from the child's learning processes set by rules or instructions. They are not being pushed into finding 'the right answer' through one or any particular means. After all, there can be many answers to a problem with their project, or multiple ways to find the answer they are looking for.

The children are given the opportunity to follow their own creative instinct in a way that satisfies their curiosity.  We aim for each child to use their own passions and imagination as they move freely around the environment.

Appletree Nurseries makes numerous open ended rescources that can be used in limitless ways, from messy play to small worlds.  Staff also provide follow on activities to build on their learning, linked with their interests and developmental needs