The children in the Nursery at Saint Ronan’s have a beautiful environment around them.  In the Nursery cottage itself, they are lucky enough to have their own enclosed safe garden.  The garden has a vegetable patch where the children grow their own crops from seed.  They can dig in the enormous sand pit with diggers and spades, or mix up mud pies and other wonderful recipes in the mud kitchen and digging area.

There are places to hide away in, such as the house on stilts as well as the willow sculptures, or they can extend their learning in the topic area under the wooden gazebo.  If feeling active, the children can ride their bikes along the winding path to the different parts of the garden.

Forest School

Further afield is the Forest, which we visit twice a week, come rain or shine. We light fires in the winter and pond-dip in the summer.  On very cold days, we toast marshmallows and listen to stories in the Hobbit House.  The extensive grounds have beautiful places to explore, such as visiting the bees in the Salt Mines or the wildlife in the wild flower meadow.  In the summer we practice our Sports Day races on our athletics pitch and swim in the heated pool.

The Hobbit House: it's often said that there's no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing! However sometimes it's nice to toast marshmallows and keep warm when it is...

Paradise Farm: the School farm, known as Paradise Farm, is an important part of our focus on Learning Outside. We visit the Farm throughout the year, where we meet the pigs and their...