Play is essential for children’s development, building their confidence as they learn to explore, to think about problems, and relate to others. Children learn by a balance of leading their own play, and by taking part in play which is guided by adults. Each area of learning and development is implemented through planned, purposeful play. Each child’s emerging needs and interests are responded to with warm and positive interaction, guiding their development.

As children develop and grow older, the balance will gradually shift towards more activities led by adults, to help children prepare for more formal learning in Year 1.

Limehouse Day Nursery is equipped with an extensive range of toys and learning equipment. In consultation with parents, it is advised that children leave their own toys at home.