Newmains Family Learning Centre

Loose Parts Play!


The nursery are looking to embed ‘The Loose Parts Play Toolkit’ into the daily practice of the nursery, both indoors and outdoors.

Play with Loose Parts are about real world learning for all children.  Children need to use REAL resources in their play.

The benefits of introducing and playing with loose parts involves collaboration, sharing thinking, problem solving and decision making.  Children are physically more active and learn to negotiate, assess and manage risks.  They have opportunities to investigate, use their imagination, create, explore, discover and take part in adventurous play.  All these benefits contribute to improving children’s health and wellbeing.

We need your help to build up our resources to introduce this play to our children.

Can you donate any of the following items please?

  •  String, ropes, chains
  • Writing materials
  • Den building materials e.g. sheets/organza, tent pegs, hammocks
  • Stones, boulders, large rocks, acorns, pine cones, tree stumps
  • Hammer, hacksaws, screws, nails, mallet, hay bales, pallets
  • Containers, Bags, Baskets, buckets, light wheelbarrow
  • Carts, trollies, storage boxes, metal suitcases
  • Shed, outdoor storage
  • Tyres, wheels from buggies, prams, scooters & bikes
  • Strips or planks of wood, wood off cuts, cable drums
  • Guttering, plumbing plastics, water carriers
  • Bread crates, wooden crates, large cardboard boxes
  • Computer keyboard, steering wheel
  • Milk bottle tops, tins, pots

Thank you for your help!


If you would like to know more about ‘Loose Parts Play,’ please click on the link below.

Loose Parts Play Toolkit




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