A place where children are inspired through nature

Nurture Outdoor Kindergarten, for children aged 2 to 5 years old

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Welcome to Nurture Outdoor Kindergarten


Nurture Outdoor Kindergarten was founded in 2015 on the idea that a progressive education model can be combined with embracing the outdoor environment to create a vibrant, innovative Early Years setting where children's inherent desire to learn about themselves and their world is nurtured.

We encourage you to take your time, investigate the various pages of this website that describe our philosophy, our sessions, our people and our practices.

Based at Top Barn Farm, Nurture Outdoor Kindergarten is the first of its kind in Worcestershire. Offering pre-school, nursery and kindergarten places for children aged 2 to 5 years old.

Welcome to our progressive setting - Nurture Outdoor Kindergarten.

 

Our Kindergarten

Our Kindergarten

Offering children rich and natural environments to inspire a love of learning
Our Approach

Our Approach

We believe that the outdoors offers children the ideal environment
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Guiding Principles


  • Respect for the individual: Our aim is to ensure that all children feel secure, valued and understood.
  • An emergent curriculum: Whether indoors or out, activities at kindergarten are based on an emergent curriculum, building on what children are interested in,and what they already know.
  • Importance of play: We believe that play enables children to be completely absorbed in what they are doing, nurturing every aspect of development and laying foundations for the physical, cognitive, social and emotional wellbeing needed for a happy, healthy and successful individual.
  • Community: We believe in building community; we strive to create deep and meaningful connections with families.
  • We are guided by the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), a framework which recognises that every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential.
  • For us, early childhood is the time not for competitiveness but for self discovery and developing curiosity, confidence and a love of learning.

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Community

Community

Because we are a small setting, each child knows and is known by the whole community, and children here learn to develop the interpersonal skills and confidence to advocate for themselves and for others.

Outdoor Learning

Outdoor Learning

We believe that children should have time and space to develop a deep connection with nature. It’s a relationship which engages all of the senses to inspire curiosity, awe and wonder, and fuel creativity and imagination.

Respect

Respect

Central to the Nature Nurtures approach is Respect. We observe, we listen, we respect the thoughts, words, feelings and opinions of each child.

Nature

Nature

Being immersed in the natural world offers time, space, and endless possibilities for exploration, play and firsthand experience. It enables a love of learning to flourish.

 

Nature presents children with something so much greater than they are; it offers a sense of wonder - an environment where they can easily contemplate infinity and eternity..

Richard Louv

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