We have been graded outstanding!


We are delighted to announce that after our recent Ofsted inspection we were awarded the grade of ‘OUTSTANDING’ in all areas!

We are totally over the moon with the results and the comments made by the Inspector in her report... a report which is better than we could have ever imagined!

There is so much that goes on behind the scenes here, its a huge team effort. Nick’s constant conveyor belt of wood chip, water, fire wood and conservation to make sure that the woodland continues to be sustainable and remains a magical place for the children to come and play. The many hours of admin involved for Lisa, Kara and I would totally blow your mind. Not to mention the weather reports that are never right (!) and the crazy UK weather all make for a tricky environment to work in.But we couldn't do this without Kara and Lisa who are fantastic colleagues, friends and brilliant role models to the children. They have fully embraced working in the outdoors and the children take great delight in spending time with them. We are really lucky to work with them both.For us, this result means so much. We were unsure how Ofsted would receive our unique setting. Having no running water, no vehicle access for parents and of course being outside in all weathers has really meant we had to think outside the box on this one! After all, there aren’t many nurseries in the country where the children walk half a mile over fields and farms before they even get to their nursery setting!Sometimes when its tough we think “Is it all worth it?” Well, working in the setting every day, we can see the benefits in action but having Ofsted’s approval takes us up to another level.We have overcome so many barriers to do this but through sheer determination, we got there, we did it and we’re so pleased!The report can be found here:

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