At The Grove Academy we place a high importance on providing a large, safe, natural and FUN outdoor environment for our children to play in. A space where children can run, jump, slide, shout, climb, ride, explore, kick, throw enjoy the fresh air and sunshine.
With the long and fun list of outdoor play equipment found at each of our centres, the possibilities for play and development are endless. Children can climb the fort and pretend they are pirates for a day, or jump around on our trampolines and try to reach for the sky, or they can race different balls down the slide to discover which one goes down the fastest.
But besides fun, there are countless other benefits of outdoor play for your child:
The first and most obvious benefit is that outdoor play is great for their general health and wellbeing.
Outdoor play has so much more to offer than just physical benefits as it also engages and strengthens little minds.
Outdoor play also helps your child connect with nature and the environment around them.
Outdoor play forms an important part of our curriculum and the Grove Develop Program. On a daily basis children utilise our outdoor yards for free play, relaxation and learning experiences/activities, all of which touch on the following Grove Develop Program aspects: Grove Fitness, Grove Health, Grove Confidence and Grove Learning.
Watch our outdoor yard in action as children enjoy the natural play space at our latest centre in Shellharbour.