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Hi all

We are moving our preschool to new premises in september. We have always been in a room that

is quite small (only 10 children). In this room we had a home corner, mark making area, role play, cosy

corner, letters and sounds are, maths table, small world tuff tray and 2 other little tables. In the adjoining

small room we had our construction area.

 

The room we are moving to is at least double the size of our current one. I was just wondering what

areas do you have out in your room each day?

 

Any pics of your room layouts would be great too!

Thanks in advance

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How exciting for you. No pics I'm afraid but we have a snack area, messy play, role play, book corner including book club, mark making, small world, maths, playdough, creative and indoor large physical area.

Hope this helps.:)

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post-30128-0-83135500-1432974996_thumb.jpgpost-30128-0-67303600-1432975022_thumb.jpgEnjoy the space...don't be tempted to fill every nook and cranny ! we have a huge hall (though reasonably narrow) we therefore try to sub divide it (as in communication friendly spaces) currently we have home corner plus another role play area/ small world creative/2 year old area/ snacks/discovery/construction/quiet area-story corner/games(or literacy and numeracy....but don't tell the children it's called that :D )

plus we have a large carpet for group times which is used for all sorts during the day (singing dancing trains marble runs etc etc)

the outside is set up using a similar format ...repeating the areas inside. We have a change around every 6 weeks and a major change around at the end of terms

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You may want to let the space evolve over time. Don't be afraid to change or mix it up abit. We have found it fascinating to give it a jiggle and see children access it in a completely different way, or particular children going to it because you have done just that.

Our boys love mark making but not at a table, so on the floor, clipboards, sand, soil, portable caddies etc. be creative and have fun.:)

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This photo shows one end of the room, which changes regularly, usually having gross motor activities- climbing frame, soft play, basket ball etc. the red car at the end is a chalk board for large mark making. This end is also used if more room in needed for role play.

Down the other end of the room we have the normal story corner, mark making etc

Joanne

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We moved into new building last year. We took resources furniture etc with us. We decided to set up areas the same way as the old room to start with to offer that continuity to the children that needed that reassurance. We then looked at how everything 'flowed' and started to work on one area at a time. It was quite difficult for us as adults to hold-back. We wanted to change everything in our nice new shiny pre - school but realised that some of the children would need a period of re adjustment and small steps of change.

 

Anyway, after the first year, most areas have not changed very much. We have a home /role play area, quiet corner, construction /block play, craft /mark making, maths resources, water and sand area. More changes for summer holidays!

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