A place where children are inspired through nature

Nurture Outdoor Kindergarten, for children aged 2 to 8 years old


About Us

Nurture Outdoor Kindergarten was founded in 2015 on the idea that a progressive education model can be combined with embracing the outdoors to create a vibrant, innovative Kindergarten where children's inherent desire to learn about themselves and their world is nurtured.

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Guiding Principles

Nature Nurtures

We follow a progressive education model: that prepares children for “active participation in a democratic society, in the context of a child-centered environment, and with an enduring commitment to social justice” Tom Little.

We are influenced by the philosophies of Scandinavian and German Kindergartens which respect the importance of outdoor experience for exploration, learning and development.

Respect: we promote respect for the child by viewing them as a competent individual in need of secure relationships, consistency, challenge and risk, autonomy, time to play without interruption and freedom to explore their world.


Established 2015

Find out why teachers and entrepreneurs are choosing Nurture Outdoor Kindergarten.


A place for us to share our adventures, knowledge and insights into the work we do at Kindergarten

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Campfire Kettle Goodness

Our latest community day saw the campfire kettles centre stage. Out in the green space adjacent to...

Firewood for the Log Burner

It's always a privilege to share in community work at Nurture Outdoor Kindergarten. Today our...

My Daddy Made This And I Helped

When we opened Nurture Outdoor Kindergarten almost 6 years ago, Helen and I imagined a place where...

The Mindful Adult

At our last Friday team meeting, Helen shared an observation that got us all thinking and...


Virtual Tour

Interested in visiting NOK?

We are now accepting registrations for 2020/2021. Join us for a virtual tour of Nurture Outdoor Kindergarten. See our latest videos and Q&As.



Our People

Passionate Practitioners

We have an experienced and highly qualified team, with each individual bringing something special to NOK. From Forest School Leaders to Primary School Teachers, ours is a unique, close-knit team.

Nurture Office

Nurture Outdoor Kindergarten 
Top Barn Farm, Holt Heath
Worcester, WR6 6NH

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