New floor brings the outdoors inside at St Albans pre-school

PUBLISHED: 15:00 01 November 2016

Nursery manager and owner Amanda Griffiths with 2-3 year olds from red monkey pre school room on the new floor at Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery.

Nursery manager and owner Amanda Griffiths with 2-3 year olds from red monkey pre school room on the new floor at Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery.

Danny Loo Photography 2016

An innovative new flooring has transformed life for children at a St Albans nursery.

Nursery manager and owner Amanda Griffiths and deputy manager Samantha Varney with 2-3 year olds from red monkey pre school room on the new floor at Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery.Nursery manager and owner Amanda Griffiths and deputy manager Samantha Varney with 2-3 year olds from red monkey pre school room on the new floor at Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery.

Designed by Amanda Griffiths, owner and manager of Monkey Puzzle St Albans, it aims to bring the outdoors inside and make learning fun.

The bespoke design features an outside stream with fish, bugs, wild grass and flowers hiding among logs and wooden bridges. It is sealed beneath a hard-wearing surface to allow hours of play by youngsters in the pre-school room.

Amanda explained: “The floor was custom designed to my specifications so there is not another one on the world, it is truly one of a kind.

“The result is stunning to the delight of the children who have been exploring every inch with magnifying glasses. We have heard squeals of excitement as the children have found a ladybird or worm tucked under a stone. They have been tip-toeing across the bridge and holding hands as they cross the logs.”

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