Our Middle nursery - Saplings is for children from 12 to 24 months. Children have continuous access to outdoor and indoor activities and are cared for by our highly qualified early years practitioners. Our buildings open out onto well resourced play spaces which lead into our beautiful Firs Forest. Our range of large, small and natural play equipment ensure we offer a wealth of opportunities for children to play, explore and learn. 


Our nursery sessions are play-based and develop in response to the children’s needs, interests and achievements.  Staff encourage children to explore their interests and work to foster a high self esteem in each individual. Research shows how children who develop their own interests show higher levels of engagement and progress well within their own development and absorb more information.

Emphasis is placed on the prime areas of Communication and Language, Personal, Social and Emotional Education and Physical Development. We do this by encouraging children to talk about their experiences, play alongside and with their peers and engage in activities

During the day time is planned for physical development; inside and outside. There is group story time, music and movement time, including number rhymes, songs and nursery rhymes