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New-Look Nursery For Barfield School


Barfield School Nursery is unveiling its fresh new look this Summer Term. The attractive new classrooms are light, bright and airy with blue gingham curtains and bamboo blinds complimented by pale wooden floors. Innovative learning tools are easily accessible in brand new wooden and wicker storage units. It is a clean, uncluttered space conducive to learning.

There is also a quiet Listening Room which offers small splinter groups or individuals a chance to play sound and rhyme games to enhance pre-reading skills and promote communication skills.

This facelift adds to the wealth of things already on offer at Barfield Nursery. A passionate team of qualified nursery staff runs the nursery, headed up by Kerrie Daunter, Head of Early Years Foundation Stage. The staff use imaginative ways to entertain, educate and inspire the children.

As Barfield Nursery is set within the grounds of such an outstanding independent school in Farnham, the Owlets (2-3 year olds) and Owls (3-4 year olds) have full use of all the school facilities and specialist teachers.

As a result the children are exposed to a refreshingly varied curriculum from an early age, taught by specialist teachers. They learn the Kodaly and Dalcroze approach to Music and Movement and have the unusual opportunity to swim in the indoor pool weekly. Owlets and Owls take part in whole school events such as Nativity Shows, Sports Days and Easter Bonnet Parades.

With small class sizes, the nursery staff really know the children and are able to nurture and encourage them. Individual needs of each child can be met with targeted play based learning. Barfield Nursery offers a home from home environment. In fact, it was noted in an ISI Report that, “The children’s needs are exceptionally wet met.”

Barfield is set within 12 acres of land which is partially wooded, so the children have access to a wide range of outdoor learning and experience. They grow plants and vegetables in the school garden and collect eggs from the chicken coop. The children often use their harvest in cooking lessons in Barfield’s Cookhouse.

Barfield is keen to promote a balanced education, inside as well as outside, recognising the different ways in which children learn. All children from two years upwards attend Forest Schools weekly which promotes independence, risk-taking, problem-solving and a love of learning.

The children can access an outdoor learning area directly from their classroom which allows the child to make their own learning choices. Additionally, they have a new outdoor adventure play area with low ropes courses, wooden climbing frames and a wooden pirate ship.

Nursery children eat freshly prepared, wholesome, hot lunches in the main dining room. They sit at the table with nursery staff who encourage them to try new flavours and practise good table manners. Children as young as 14 months up to Pre-School age can enjoy the Barfield-experience by joining the very popular Parent & Toddler Group which runs exciting Adventure Afternoons in the woods on a regular basis. Toddlers of all ages can join the fun, scrambling over tyres, foraging for worms and bugs, making wax rubbings of the bark, playing hide and seek, playing in the sand play area, and last but not least, enjoying a warming cup of hot chocolate in the log circle. Barfield Nursery is open from 8am – 6.15pm, term time with flexible options for busy parents.

“My children never wants to leave Barfield” A parent, Owls

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