Outdoor facilities

Learning and play
  • Outdoor facilities

    SAM_2661At Stone Eden we ensure all children of all ages have the opportunity to explore any of the three outdoor areas we have within our outstanding setting.

    Promoting healthy living is very important, ensuring all children get the chance to experience how to lead a healthy balanced lifestyle is paramount.

    Therefore bringing the inside out is what we do best, as we understand how much our children thrive off experiencing fresh air and from being in our stimulating and positive outdoor areas.

    Many people may question if we go outside in the cold and wet, but the answer is always YES, with appropriate clothing provided by parents/carers and a good pair of wellies are all your child needs to be happy outside, embracing the weather which enhances the opportunities already provided.

    As practitioners we embrace the many changes in our very unpredictable British weather, allowing all children to experience wind, rain, snow, sunshine, frost plus many more. Giving children the opportunity to experience the seasons on a hands on approach promotes development as we explore the environment around us.

  • Being outside is what children love therefore as practitioners we embrace this to promote learning, exploring our outdoor environment allows us to look at the trees, watch the seeds grow, feel the different textures and listen to the different sounds, feel the wind, rain and sunshine against our skin, learn about the world we live in, plus many more important development and life skills.

    Our rural setting is the perfect environment for us to be based in as we can soak up the nature surrounding us. Children become filled with excitement as our neighbouring farm vehicles pass by and give us a friendly wave.

    Children also love to take part in an exciting observation walk as practitioners take children to our neighbouring farm, spotting animals, habitats and creatures living in the fields and long grass.

    I love how much fresh air my child and friends receive, I also love watching my child explore the outdoor areas, she is always so excited to tell me about her day.

    — Parent
Why Stone Eden?
At Stone Eden Nursery School, you can be safe in the knowledge that your children are our number one priority. We guarantee:
  • Flexible childcare that meets your needs
  • High quality, safe facilities
  • Daily reports on individual achievement
  • Positive, comfortable learning environment
  • Freshly cooked meals on site every day
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  • Pre-school children have had a very exciting afternoon today. We have had some special visitors who have come to talk to all of the boys and girls about what Police Officers do and the importance of stranger danger. We also got to try on the different types of uniforms and have a look around the police van. 
Thank you to Cumbria Police who have put some big smiles on our children's faces. 
#cumbriapolice
  • Ladybirds children couldn’t wait to make their friend some cupcakes for his 4th birthday today! This gave the children the opportunity to develop their physical and gross motor skills as well as maths. The boys and girls couldn’t wait for them to bake so that we could sing happy birthday. 🎂
  • Special delivery posted today 🎄🎅🏻
  • Don't forget that we have a bake sale in the baby unit entrance with lots of tasty treats still available for a Friday treat. All donations are going to Children in need 2018. 
Photos of all our children dressed up to follow this afternoon.
  • The business owners David and Jenn, have recently been to visit Stone Eden in Guangzhou, China to conduct the second support visit. Stone Eden China is a beautiful new setting which is providing many of the local children with high quality British standard childcare. We will be developing a partnership with this setting and hope to share letters and pictures from Stone Eden Carlisle over the coming months.
  • What a fantastic learning experience some of our apprentices (Declan, Megan and Gill) had on Monday, visiting the University of Cumbria.  We had a full tour of the campus and were able to see the 'outdoor classroom' that is used for teaching sessions.
#oppportunites #learning #motivatingmonday
  • Children in need 2018
  • Yesterday the children in Turtles celebrated Diwali through making their own little lanterns. The children spread lots of glue and then placed different materials onto their lanterns to make them look beautiful and bright.
  • Pre-School have been playing in the water tray this morning and identifying letters in their names. This activity allowed them to develop their literacy skills whilst playing in the water tray.