Rain won’t stop play in Llantrisant
The outside play area in our Llantrisant setting has been transformed following funding received from the Rhondda Cynon Taff Childcare Offer Small Capital Grant Scheme. As a result, our Llantrisant garden is now the biggest outside space of any nursery within the local area.
With 2 outside classrooms, soft flooring and multiple covered areas, our children can maximise their outside development opportunities, with a garden that is accessible to them, whatever the Welsh Weather. From rain downpours to strong UV levels, children are shielded by the shaded areas, allowing the continuation of outdoor educational learning. Additionally, to protect the children’s resources we have purchased additional storage to provide a longer usable life for all resources.
The RCT Small Capital Grants Scheme supports childcare settings to deliver the Childcare Offer, providing funding opportunities for the completion of essential capital works or purchase of capital equipment which will enable childminders/childcare settings to improve their facilities and increase the number of Childcare Offer places that they can provide.
Due to this project, we are now able to support more children who receive the additional Childcare Offer during term time and holiday periods. It has also helped us to cover COVID health and safety guidelines, with children playing in their secure bubbles in a fun and stimulating outdoor environment.
Sarah Brill, Nursery Manager commented “The transformation of our large garden area over the last 12 months is amazing, first of all with large artificial garden now making outdoor activities possible whatever the weather, and now with the additional outdoor classroom our children get to undertake so many of their activities outside and benefit from our wonderful natural surroundings. We are grateful to the ongoing support from the RCT Childcare Team.