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Hind Leys Pre School and Natural Play Centre is a unique setting, offering babies and young children a nurturing and generative environment to learn and grow. An established Forest School, we specialise in supporting children’s learning through engagement with the natural world. We offer a mindful curriculum with an emphasis on emotional literacy, mindfulness and resilience. Your child’s wellbeing and mental health is paramount to us.

Led by Ruth Sharpe, we have a highly trained and dedicated staff team that flexibly tailor experiences to each child’s interest and needs. This is not a ‘one size fits all’ approach. 

We are an Ofsted-rated ‘outstanding’ childcare setting, and pride ourselves in ensuring we continually develop our staff team and the setting in order to better support the children who come to us.

This section shares a little about our story, our team and our organisation.

Our Story

Find out how we started – as a simple “pack-away” play group – and how we have grown over the years.

Our Educators

Meet the dedicated team of educators that help make Hind Leys Pre School such an excellent space for learning, growth and creativity.

Our Charity

Find out more about our charity, our trustees and governance.

Centre of Excellence

We are an Ofsted-rated ‘outstanding’ provider and established Forest School. We host visitors from home and abroad wishing to learn from our practice.