I live in small village, a rural community within Ashridge estate, a national trust area. I find it’s a great resource and with plenty of outside space including a local shop, parks, woodland and a huge grass valley all within walking distance from my house. It is safe and quiet and I use all these aspects on a daily basis to make sure that the children are outside a lot exploring and getting lots of exercise. I visit the local park, which was recreated recently through National Lottery funding, for at least an hour every afternoon. The children get to run off steam a bit and enjoy spending time with their friends. I regularly go on country walks with the smaller children, giving them time to amble and walk at their pace whilst they explore. This enhances their experiences letting them learn about their environment at their own level.
I have a 5 bedroom semi-detached house with large rooms and an open plan design downstairs including kitchen, diner, living room, downstairs toilet, hallway, conservatory and constant access to a secure, large garden.
Here are some snaps of my setting!