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Outdoor Learning


“The best classroom and the widest cupboard is roofed only by the sky”. Margaret McMillan


At Ripley Nursery School we value children as ‘skilful communicators, meaning makers, researchers and explorers’ seeking to make sense of the world around them and the people within it. 

We believe all children should have access to and opportunities to develop care for a rich and varied natural environment.

We believe that parents, carers and practitioners have a key role in promoting a love of and care for our natural world.


For more information please read our Outdoor Play Policy or join us for your child's outdoor base time.

Forest Schools


Forest Schools is an inspirational process that offers children opportunities to develop confidence through hands on learning in a woodland environment. The natural world provides a wealth of opportunities to expand young children's learning through multi-sensory exploration, experimentation and adult supervised play. 

Forest School Handbook