Barley Wood Nursery is a friendly day nursery, offering places for children aged 3 months to 5 years.
The nursery is set within 11 acres of parkland and woodland, offering a play-based curriculum both within the nursery and the grounds of Barley Wood. Outdoor activities include, pond dipping, dam building, forest walks, fire building, obstacle courses, sound walks and picnics.
The Nursery has a forest school approach.
The Forest School England Network has defined Forest School as, “an inspirational process that offers children opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland environment.”
Children enjoy their freedom. They are born with the desire to move, run and explore and any open space is a thrilling, exciting place to be. Learning to move helps children to develop their muscles and aids strength and co-ordination. It also stimulates the imagination and encourages them to investigate and explore their environment. All values which we embrace and encourage at Barley Wood.
As well as a lovely nursery, Barley Wood also operates as a YMCA Somerset Coast social enterprise scheme where young people have the opportunity to work towards qualifications in Childcare.
Barley Wood Nursery