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Farley Nursery School was founded in 2005, when Sue was looking for a setting for her vision to open an Outdoor Nursery School based on the Scandinavian approach to early years education.

Sue had become disillusioned with mainstream reception classes in school, where the children have an allocated time, typically ten minutes, twice a day to play outside. It was her goal to return to the traditional childhood...

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Latest School updates

Farley February 2017 Newsletter

Brrrrrr what cold weather we have been having!!! The children have really enjoyed lots of ice and glitter exploration....

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Steeple Langford February 2017 Newsletter

Well, January has reminded us that we are still well and truly in Winter! We have had temperatures below freezing...

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Sparsholt February 2017 Newsletter

Woah… what a freezing cold January it was but, oh how we enjoyed it at Sparsholt! Smashing up ice first thing in the morning...

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What is outdoor learning?

We invite the children to come outside to learn through play and exploring the world they inhabit. Much of the day is spent outside and rather than shying away from our British weather, we embrace it...