Woodland Adventurers’ outdoor kindergarten, an outdoor preschool nursery located in Box, Wiltshire, has been graded as ‘Outstanding’ in its first Ofsted inspection.
Woodland Adventurers take a more Scandinavian-style approach to education, with children from the age of 3 years spending all their time learning in the outdoors, in all weathers. The children have four acres of woodland to learn and play in, where they have campfires, use tools and feed farm animals, as well as go for hikes in the local countryside.
The Ofsted report includes comments such as, ‘All children make substantial and sustained progress consistently in all areas of learning’ and ‘Children’s physical health and emotional well-being benefit greatly from the opportunity to learn in the open air with a range of natural materials and outdoor experiences’.
Director Chris Harvey (Director) was delighted with the result, commenting, “It is overwhelming to achieve the result that the whole team deserve through their hard work and dedication, as well as their attention to detail in striving for excellence. Our team is proving that children’s happiness and learning thrives in leaps and bounds when they are immersed in nature.”