We have a lovely outside area with direct access from the classroom. We have always run continuous access outside/in. However this year we are struggling as we now have 2 staff in nursery covering 2 inside areas and the outside. Previously we have had at least 3 staff and also shared the area with reception and therefore had their staff to use too. I just feel trying to run outside /in with 2 staff means we are nolonger getting quality. We cant run focus activities easily inside because we keep having to intervene in the room we are not working in or changing wet bums and outside we cant run focus activities properly as it is a large area that needs supervising. Also the type of kids we have have very poor social skills and need a lot of modelling of play. This week we have all been going out together and it has been working much better as one staff can do a focus and one can play with the children. Do you think it would be frowned on to have set outside times for everyone, given we have such good access? I am also aware that we have had good weather this week and had it been very cold, we would have had some children want to go in. We are over due ofsted and some reports seem to critisise schools without continuous access. What do you do?