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Creating inspiring learning locations

Creating environments to support children at different ages during their Early Years is something that requires a lot of thought and planning. It requires high quality, versatile resources as well as furniture and decorations to create impressive learning environments that will stand the test of time.

Posted on Tuesday 03rd February 2015

There is so much to think about when you are providing early education to children that have such varied needs at different stages of development. With the introduction of funding for two-year-old’s and the Early Years Pupil Premium for disadvantaged 3 and 4 year old’s, there are further opportunities to support children from all backgrounds with exciting learning locations.

You have told us this places an emphasis on creating appropriate learning environments for children of different ages that will help narrow the attainment gap. Take a look at these environments that turn a blank canvas into an exciting space to stimulate and enhance learning…

Learning Location

This open-ended wooden structure can help you easily transform a corner of your setting to suit your needs. It works great as a Role Play area, a themed zone, a literacy corner or a cosy place for arts and crafts.

Silver Shimmer Room

Learning environments

A great space for younger children brimming with mirrored resources such as the Mirror Donuts and the Curiosity Triangle. Cosy places to sit and varied textures to engage the senses with the sofa and a soft cosy blanket. Young children spend a lot of time on the floor so there are lots of low level activities for them to engage in with low mirrored tables and a classic Active World™ tray.

Rainbow Room

Learning environments

Children and parents will love a colourful, multi-sensory environment that can host a wealth of play and learning opportunities. With tactile rugs and seating, colourful metallic pebbles to stack, roll and sort and a Hideaway Hut – a great place to read or rest!

We would love to see and hear about how you prepare environments in your setting, share your thoughts and ideas in the comments below or on Twitter @TTS_EarlyYears.

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