Benfleet, Essex, SS7 5XR

01268 928560

One of the many great features within the Nursery, is our vibrant, engaging and stimulating Soft Play/Sensory Room. It provides ample opportunities for children to learn and develop across the board. We have a large colourful ball pit, balancing equipment, sensory balls, up over and under sets and much more, to successfully promote every child’s physical development.

The equipment available, encourages development of both fine and gross motor skills and children have opportunities to climb, balance, hop, jump, roll and build!

Every age group within the Nursery, have daily sessions in the room and activities will be differentiated to facilitate an environment that caters for every child. Below are some examples of how we can differentiate the equipment and resources to suit particular age groups:


0-2 years

Sensory equipment is primarily used as the main focus to promote development for our 0-2 year old children and encourages them to reach their developmental milestones for this age. Just a few examples of our equipment include:

  • Coloured bubble tubes
  • Sensory mats and mirrors
  • A room that can be darkened to enhance coloured lights
  • Shakers and squeezers
  • Soft play equipment appropriate to their age

Children in this age group, will be able to experience an environment that is full of vibrant colours and engaging resources.


2-3 years

As children within this age group start reaching new physical developmental milestones, the equipment and resources available to them, will promote development such as crawling, rolling, jumping, hopping, kicking and throwing. Just a few examples of our equipment for this age range include:

  • Coloured bubble tubes
  • Sensory mats and mirrors
  • A room that can be darkened to enhance coloured lights
  • Shakers and squeezers
  • Soft play equipment appropriate to their age
  • Ball pit
  • Large building blocks
  • Climbing frames
  • Balancing sets
  • Tunnels


3-5 years

As children within this age group have mastered many of the physical developmental milestones, the equipment and resources available to them, will encourage them to focus on a sense of control when carrying out certain activities. These may include, balancing, landing on two feet when jumping, awareness of body space and so forth. Just a few examples of our equipment for this age range include:

  • Coloured bubble tubes
  • Sensory mats and mirrors
  • A room that can be darkened to enhance coloured lights
  • Soft play equipment appropriate to their age
  • Ball pit
  • Large building blocks
  • Climbing frames
  • Balancing sets
  • Tunnels

Our large colourful ball pit can also be used as a relaxing ‘calm’ area for any child. An adult will always be present to supervise any sole use of the ball pit.

Pre-School children often participate in Cosmic Kids Yoga Sessions which encourage the children to move and stretch their bodies in various ways! All of the Yoga Sessions are themed to suit some of the children’s favourite themes and stories!