The nursery has large, bright, airy rooms with both stimulating, well-resourced spaces, encouraging children to explore and discover and also, quiet, restful areas where children can rest and relax at times during their busy day.
Our exciting outside space helps develop social and exploratory play – it is a rich environment that includes a mud kitchen, different areas to explore and growing beds where the children can see plants grow and learn how to care for living things. We aim to grow vegetables to be used in our kitchen, the children help to plant, nurture and pick them, developing an understanding of the world around them and a positive attitude to a healthy life style for the future.
The Forest School site on our grounds greatly enriches the curriculum for the children at Little Steps Nursery.
The Forest School ethos is to allow children to learn and explore, increasing self-esteem and gaining confidence within an outdoor learning environment: through nature.
Children experience outdoor learning in a flexible, self-led, adult-led way; ensuring that they learn and use their imagination through new experiences; becoming highly motivated, confident, enthusiastic learners and explorers. Children learn how to safely use different outdoor tools such as peelers, bow saws, and drills. These are adult supervised and safety rules are taught to the children. They learn in a variety of weathers and in all seasons; this is all part of Forest School.
Healthy balanced food is prepared on the premises with care and consideration for all our children’s dietary needs. As in all other areas, we respect your wishes and ensure that your children are provided with the diet of your choice. We offer a range of food throughout the day these are:
- Cooked Lunch – provided by the Nursery Catering Company