At Highfield Nursery School the outdoors is as important as the indoors and children are encouraged to engage in more active play when they are outside. Active children are healthy children and outdoor activities are especially healthy for them!

Almost all children (and adults) have a "natural attraction" to the outdoors, playing outside, and learning about nature.

Being outside and playing outside we believe is vital to a child's growth, and their physical and mental development; and as such we allow and encourage the children to spend lots of time in the natural world.

They can "connect" with the outdoors and nature by climbing trees, wading in streams, lying in tall grass, inventing games, or just digging in the sand or mud! It's not rocket science; if the children are outside, they will find a number of ways to play in a natural setting, be it our nursery garden, Southampton Common or the New Forest.


Highfield Nursery School, 34 Brookvale Road, Southampton SO17 1QR info@witherswood.co.uk ~ 023~80584278 ~ OFSTED No. 370828 ~ Witherswood Ltd.