The Nest

Our Nest is a “forest school “ for babies and toddlers

We admit babies from 3 months upwards but we are registered to take children from 6 weeks.

The nest is an amazing exciting environment for children up to 2 – 2.5 years.

They have free access to the whole bungalow. That includes: an allotment; chickens and pets; swing and climbing opportunities; a pirate ship; a music and sensory room; a water pump; Scandinavian lunch and snack cabin. 

The nest children have access to the outdoors for the whole day. Our doors only close when it is midwinter and we need to warm up, then it’s straight back outside. 

Outdoor sleeping is a child’s choice. 

Currently all of our children are sleeping outdoors using the beautiful Moroccan room beds or lay-back pushchairs.  

Our wish for the nest is to have a conservatory build on to the front to use as an extra space.

Meet The Nest Team

Sophie is a Senior Educator. She has done all of her training here in our setting and is much loved by all of the children. This is Sophie’s first lead position she was previously a support co-ordinator. Sophie wil be responsible for leading her team throughout the Autumn term.

Sophie Handley, Lead and Senior Educator

Sophie is a Senior Educator. She has done all of her training here in our setting and is much loved by all of the children. This is Sophie’s first lead position she was previously a support co-ordinator. Sophie wil be responsible for leading her team throughout the Autumn term.
Michelle is a Qualified level 3 Educator. She will be supporting the Nest and a keyworker in that bubble for Autumn. Michelle has a bubbly outgoing nature and can often be found in the allotment or caring for our pets.

Michelle Dormer, Educator

Michelle is a Qualified level 3 Educator. She will be supporting the Nest and a keyworker in that bubble for Autumn. Michelle has a bubbly outgoing nature and can often be found in the allotment or caring for our pets.
Lizzie is a senior educator. Previously a lead in the Robins, she will work for this term preparing the toddlers for their move up. She will be support coordinator to Sophie. Lizzie lives on a farm and enjoys bringing in all of her animals for us.

Lizzie Turner, Senior Educator

Lizzie is a senior educator. Previously a lead in the Robins, she will work for this term preparing the toddlers for their move up. She will be support coordinator to Sophie. Lizzie lives on a farm and enjoys bringing in all of her animals for us.
Keeley is a Qualified level 3 educator who joined us from a Deputy Lead role in another setting. Keeley will be supporting the Nest and working with the toddlers who are moving on. She has 17 years experience of working with children, but younger children are a new challenge. Keeley will be an asset to the bubble.

Keeley Clifton, Educator

Keeley is a Qualified level 3 educator who joined us from a Deputy Lead role in another setting. Keeley will be supporting the Nest and working with the toddlers who are moving on. She has 17 years experience of working with children, but younger children are a new challenge. Keeley will be an asset to the bubble.
Jenny Sharman is currently working in the Nest and she will stay there for the Autumn. Jenny is a qualified Educator with a Level 5 degree in Early Childhood. Jenny is enjoying her time in the nest, but misses going off site with the older children.

Jenny Sharman, Educator

Jenny Sharman is currently working in the Nest and she will stay there for the Autumn. Jenny is a qualified Educator with a Level 5 degree in Early Childhood. Jenny is enjoying her time in the nest, but misses going off site with the older children.