The Shepherd’s Hut Outdoor Day Nursery

The Shepherd’s Hut Outdoor Day Nursery was rated “OUTSTANDING” in its field by Ofsted.
(January 2022)

Having only opened in August 2018 we have worked extremely hard to bring The Shepherd’s Hut Outdoor Day Nursery to what it is today. With up to 80% of the day spent outdoors and through a diverse range of activities, children that attend our nursery have the opportunity to become well-rounded individuals. 

The Forest School ethos within a nursery setting is proven to: 

build self-esteem
encourage independence
grow knowledge of the “world around us”
promote and instil the benefits of teamwork
ensure children have fun whilst meeting the essential requirements of the EYFS Framework 

Along with the combination of our unique setting and a high adult to child ratio, children are both inspired and engaged to develop their own characters and self-confidence.

Based near Wendover on an enclosed and picturesque piece of farmland, in the foothills below Coombe Hill, The Shepherd’s Hut Outdoor Day Nursery comprises several structures. Designed with children at heart, we have a heated yurt for indoor activities, quiet time and inclement weather. In 2021 we introduced our Baby Barn for 0-2 year olds where they can play, rest and eat together when not exploring the outdoor area. Alongside this we have a designated Forest School area, mud kitchen, a fruit and vegetable patch where we will grow, cultivate and eat our harvest.

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