Little Vedas ‘Play Group in Nature’ is a space that is open from Monday to Friday from 08:30
- 14:00. Arrival and departure times are flexible to help families and to allow for varied
circumstances. On Fridays we offer excursions to beautiful local areas. Families will be
informed in advance so as to establish a meeting point. Even when we go hiking we always
carry a ‘shelter’ with us so we are prepared for all conditions!
Outdoor Space - Nature is one of our core pillars of learning. We attach great importance to
the outside world and harness the natural environment as a safe space for the children to
learn, explore and develop in. We are located on a homely farm in the beautiful mountains of
Alpujarra (Cádiar). Here we have an abundance of fruit trees and a lovely vegetable garden
open to the kids. We also have a purpose-built natural playground set up so that children are
able to explore with their five senses in a dynamic, safe space. This includes; sandpits,
swings, leaf piles, climbing frames, trees, a theater, a wooden kitchen, a talking zone, and
an area for relaxation and meditation.
Indoor Space - While we try to center most of our learning around the outdoors, we also have
an indoor zone set up in case of adverse weather conditions or to cater to the needs of
individuals within the group. This includes both a sheltered tent environment as well as
access to a log-heated house for particular activities. In these areas we offer different
stations of interest ranging from reading and drawing to cooking and creating. Order is
essential in the development of children so in these areas the kids learn to put what they
have used back in its place.
Both our outside and inside spaces are in constant evolution and adaptation, ensuring a
continuously exciting and dynamic range of environments for the children to develop in!
We have created a family-like environment to offer warmth and homeliness to the children.
This allows them to feel safe, confident and relaxed as they explore and develop alongside
us. Each day is a surprise as nature offers us an endless supply of unique learning
situations, however, our general daily structure looks something like this:
08:30-09:45 Arrival and greetings (Free play)
09:45-10:30 Circle Time
10:30-11:00 Story Time / Group Play
11:30 - 12:30 Suggested Activities
12:00- 13:30 Free Play (Centre of Interest)
13:30-14:00 Tidy up/ Reflection Circle/ Departure