Little Barn Owls Nursery, The Orchard
Multi-award winning Little Barn Owls Nursery, The Orchard is located on Cowfold Road in West Grinstead, a 1-minute drive from Buck Barn services. The nursery backs onto the Sussex downs link with ample opportunity for the children to stroll the countryside, participate in outdoor learning and Forest School sessions. We have been internationally recognised for our unique approach to Early Years Education and have achieved Ofsted OUTSTANDING across each of our nursery sites.
Free-flowing gardens and roaming donkeys!
We have a large free-flow orchard garden, offering an abundance of fruit trees and natural shade as well as a farm school with two friendly miniature donkeys who roam around the garden with the children, chickens, a friendly cockerel and guinea pigs.
Each of our nursery gardens are designed and specially curated by our team to enhance their best assets. Each has a signature ornament such as a caravan or a VW camper to make them all unique.
We are inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach, derived from Northern Italy and world renowned for its progressive philosophy for building an education system fit for children.
We are very keen on developing children’s enquiring minds through a holistic, hands on approach to education which helps children develop their thinking and express themselves creatively. We have an in-house professional artist in a dedicated art studio, known as ‘The Atelier’, which has been built for children to develop their creative research projects alongside the artist and their peers. Often this work turns into projects spanning many weeks and months that has been shared and celebrated all over the world through our professional training school for those in Education who are keen to be inspired by our approach.
What is the Reggio Emilia approach?
Click here to find out about our vision, ethos and educational approach.
Children aged 3 months to 5 years
Our nursery in West Grinstead cares for children aged 3 months to 5 years in two age groups, babies and toddlers and preschool age children.
We have a high ratio of staff to children across the nursery and take providing high quality care, teaching and learning very seriously. We have a dedicated Head of Family Support and a dedicated Head of Children’s and Adult’s Learning who work across all of our nurseries. We invest heavily in professional development of our staff at our nurseries because we know that they are the key to children thriving and developing a life-long love of learning.
All other information about the Orchard Nursery’s ethos and routines can be found in the About Us section.