Nature Nursery

Nature Nursery

Welcome to the Nature Nursery

Opening September 2020..........

The Essex Wildlife Trust Nature Nursery is an all-weather outdoor nursery set in 600 acres of beautiful Essex countryside at Abbotts Hall Farm, near Colchester, CO5 7RZ.

At Nature Nursery, your child will have the freedom to learn safely through the natural world and rich outdoor environment with the support of Early Years specialist teachers and forest school practitioners. Children who attend the nursery will have exposure to a stimulating and educational experience whether it be making mud pies, climbing trees, growing vegetables and learn how to care for wildlife in the nursery grounds. They will embark on a lifelong love of nature.

Combining early childhood research, Scandinavian and UK Forest School approaches, children at Nature Nursery are exposed to experiences which help them become confident, independent and creative thinkers, ready for their journey into school life.  Children are free to develop skills in secure surroundings, where safety and physical needs are paramount.  At Nature Nursery we understand your child’s knowledge, interests and development. We spend time with them as they play and explore. As skilled adults in child development we listen and watch each child as they begin to take on their own understanding of their world, supporting them to make progress in their learning .

We offer high quality and flexible government funded childcare for 2-5 yr olds, with the option of term time care or extended hours taken throughout the year. 

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