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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 April Newsletter

Wow, what a busy month for our frogs, they have disappeared down to the bottom of the pond again and we have lots of frogspawn. The children...

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Steeple Langford April Newsletter

Yet again we have had a busy few weeks at the nursery! During March our theme was Spring, and thinking about new baby animals...

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Sparsholt April Newsletter

What a wonderful start to the spring months here at Sparsholt! We have been incredibly lucky with the weather...

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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...