Mission & Philosophy

Our Mission

To build strong relationships with and provide nurturing care for all of our children, families and practitioners, to improve outcomes for children by sharing knowledge and practice, and to challenge and improve what we do by keeping our minds open to new ways of thinking and being.

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Our Values

We respect the thoughts, words, feelings and opinions of our children.
We are committed to achieving the best possible outcomes for our children and families.
We place great emphasis on viewing the child - and their behaviour - with compassion, graciousness, and generosity.
We believe in the importance of having the courage to stand up for what is right, raise concerns, challenge the status quo and improve Early Years education and care at all times.

Our Approach & Philosophy

Nestled in an acre of young woodland and meadow at Top Barn Farm, Nurture Outdoor Kindergarten provides a natural setting for our community to grow and develop within. Children explore the world around them, immersed in an environment that engages the whole being, challenges them to build upon their own individual strengths and interests, and supports them as they expand their knowledge and build their skills. Because we are small, each child knows and is known by the whole community, and children develop the interpersonal skills and confidence to advocate for themselves and for others. That commitment to community includes advocacy and care for our surroundings as well.

We Take Care of Ourselves
We Take Care of Each Other
We Take Care of the Place We’re in.

You can find out more about our approach here.

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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