22 Jul '11, 1pm
The Secret Garden nursery: a unique daycare where children spend all day outdoor..
Many of us, on first introduction to the concept, may be perplexed about how it all works; where is all their stuff? What do they do all day? Sue needs no convincing on the overall ethos, she explains why the outdoors is the wholly child-centred setting; 'Modern adults have been brainwashed by market forces into thinking young children need specially-made "toys" to play with, but the most productive and satisfying play happens outdoors in a natural setting and doesn't require any particular equipment - just whatever comes to hand. It doesn't need any adult help or direction either - when they're outdoors, children find endless ways to entertain themselves.'