The Homely Environment
We are a small nursery based in the stable block of our 18th century family home, with access to a large, child friendly, walled garden.
Beautiful Walled Garden
Long after they leave us, the children will have wonderful memories of the secret pathways, the tree house, the enormous sandpit, picking apples and pears in the autumn, feeding the guinea pigs, quail and chickens and collecting their eggs. the games and water play on the lawn and, maybe, even the flowers!
Our 'Wild Things'
We take the children on lots of countryside and woodland walks, fostering an interest in, and appreciation of, nature, the outdoors and the rural environment. We teach the children how and why the rural landscape and the activities of the countryside change with the seasons. Our latest idea is geocaching, which we are planning on starting in the summer.
Lots of Good Food, Fresh Air and Exercise
Fresh air and lots of exercise are essential, so great use is made of the garden and the surrounding countryside. Every day the children are given fresh, wholesome food, organic milk and lots of fruit and we talk about The Good Munching Guide!
All the Other Things We Do
French lessons, Music & Dance with Marie-V , our Summer Activities Programme, countryside walks, visits from the Animal Man and the Guide Dogs for the Blind, theatre visits, farm visits to see the new lambs, tractor 'n trailer rides, hatching our own chicken and goose eggs, twinning with Stepping Stones Nursery in Kenya, outings to the Bluebell Woods at Freeford and to the Walled Garden at Fisherwick ... and lots more!