Children will take their cues from the layout and natural flow of a room including the transition to outside learning spaces. Furniture placement determines what they see, touch and how they move around a room. Different senses will be engaged according to the amount of furniture in each room and its placement. Open display cupboards allow children to approach and interact with the resources from any side. Large furniture items work best at the edge of rooms or as a zone divider. Supervision and movement is easier in well-organised spaces. STEP4 would be pleased to share their vast knowledge in this important area. The set up of your room will also be determined by your philosophy and any influences from theorists. For example if you follow Montessori there will be open shelving to promote children’s self selection.

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