We aim to ignite our children’s natural curiosities and there’s no better setting for this than the great outdoors.
Weekly Forest School sessions, wildlife conservation and woodwork crafts encourage our children to get hands on with nature. As a result, they begin to learn how to respect and protect nature’s precious resources.
Forest school inspires and encourages our children to explore the woodland environment under the support and guidance of our fully trained instructors.
Learning outdoors is a proven way of developing emotional skills, awareness of social and physical boundaries and a sense of risk, cause and effect. Activities include wild cooking, bug hunting, natural navigation and shelter building.
We’re passionate about giving our children the opportunity to experience lots of different activities. From gymnastics and dance to cooking lessons and outdoor play – there’s plenty of chances for children to discover and develop their interests and skills.
Our nursery woodland ranger regularly visits all three of our settings. He shares his passion for wildlife and the natural environment with our children. They work together to identify British wildlife so that they can spot the creatures that come to visit their back gardens and outdoor spaces at home.
The children love working with the woodland ranger on building projects. Using real tools, your child will have the opportunity to make a hedgehog home or bird house to take home.
Food and drink
All of our nurseries are Level 5 Gardening Schools; an accreditation awarded to us by the Royal Horticultural Society.
Weekly cooking sessions, using produce grown on site, help our children to develop a healthy relationship with food and a strong understanding of where it comes from. Afterall a healthy diet stems from an active relationship with food – we’re big believers in learning by doing!
The nutritious meals and snacks we dish up are freshly prepared, locally sourced and seasonally grown.
The family, as a social unit, has never been busier. This means we’re constantly connected to the world out there, leaving us precious little time to pause and take a moment to enjoy the here and now.
Our busy lives have a huge impact on our children. We believe it’s important to give our children time to reflect on the day. As a result, children form a healthy perspective on their achievements and worries.
Through the practice of meditation and yoga, we focus on building your child’s resilience against anxiety and stress related mental health issues. The ability to be patient and feel content in the present moment is a valuable tool for life.
Meditative activities help children to develop self esteem and the ability to remain calm in challenging or stressful situations.