We offer tailored high quality childcare for children aged 0 to 5 years. Using nature to nurture, we provide children with a wonderful introduction to their first independent steps in the world.
Having established Chiltern Forest School we have watched school-age children thrive through outdoor learning and play. Seeing first-hand the positive impact Forest School has on the children, and in response to demand, we decided to extend this opportunity to pre-school children by opening our unique Outdoor Day Nursery. Through the magic of our beautiful outdoor setting we combine child care with education allowing children to flourish and grow as individuals. We provide a foundation upon which children can learn whilst nurturing their personal and social development.
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 a number of structures. Designed with children at heart, we have a heated yurt for indoor activities, quiet time and inclement weather. 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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"From walking in to The Shepherd’s Hut outdoor nursery our reserved, quiet two year old and I were greeted by warm, friendly, and very enthusiastic staff. Without prompting he was immediately immersed in the wonderful setting, and we have had the joy of seeing him being ‘unfolded’. His self-esteem has been nurtured and he fills with pride when telling friends and family all about the amazing activities he has completed at ‘school’. As parents we feel extremely lucky that he has the opportunity to have a full childhood, and has a love of learning in this beautiful holistic, child-led setting."