At Cottontails we believe that care and education are equally important in the experience which we offer children. The routines and activities that make up our sessions are provided in ways that:
We organise our sessions so that the children can choose from, and work at, a range of activities and, in doing so, build up their ability to select and work through a task to its completion. The children are also helped and encouraged to take part in adult-led small and large group activities which introduce them to new experiences and help them to gain new skills, as well as helping them to learn to work with others.
Outdoor activities contribute to children's health, their physical development and their knowledge of the world around them. The children have the opportunity, and are encouraged, to take part in outdoor child- chosen and adult-led activities, as well as those provided indoors, at each session. Each week, two of our sessions are dedicated Forest School sessions, held in nearby woodland. Further information on our Forest School sessions is provided later in this document.