Scandinavian Roots

Forest Tales

Harmony Vibes

Welcome to Little Life Nursery

Little Life Nursery was founded to promote children’s development in nature by using nature as the central organising theme. Inspired by the Scandinavian Forest Schools and the Swedish childcare sentiment; Little Life Nursery provides an idyllic environment for children to develop physically, emotionally and intellectually.

What We Believe In

Mind & Soul

At Little Life Nursery, we believe that children's natural curiosity and the desire to explore should be nurtured.

Surrounded by Nature

Our nursery is nestled in Aldenham Country Park, surrounded by nature; it is a wonderful setting to explore the wonderful outdoors.

Unique Experience

A fun, interactive and educational indoor and outdoor experience for 2-5 year old children.

High Quality Learning Environment

Our environment meets the developmental needs of children while initiating them into a life-long, meaningful relationship with the natural world.

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework. However, to ensure that learning can truly be unconstrained and child-led, we do not restrict ourselves to any specific pedagogy or curriculum.

Our outdoor nursery has many resources for each of these areas so that children can have the best experience possible with us.

Through the various group activities, children learn to negotiate with each other and work together, building on their social skills and emotional development.

Physical development comes naturally, as children are always on the move up and down trees, digging holes, going for walks or building dens. This helps children test their limits and strength.

The great outdoors offers endless opportunities for expressive arts as the natural, open-ended resources available to children can all be used to stimulate their imagination. This includes making leaf pictures or weaving grass.

Being outside every day is the perfect opportunity for children to understand the world around them, exploring the smells and sounds of nature and basic science.

Activities at outdoor nurseries are often done in groups, encouraging children to engage in roleplay, listen to each other and tell stories to improve their communication and language.

 Children can develop their maths skills by counting sticks or playing around with the many shapes found in the wild. They can improve their literacy by making letters and words using natural objects instead of writing them on a piece of paper.