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    Farm Work Play

    Monkshill Farm
    Monkshill Road
    ME13 9EH

    01227 752 777
    [email protected]

    Town Work Play

    The Abbey School
    London Road
    ME13 8RZ

    01795 716056
    [email protected]

    Creative kids + productive parents.

    Happy children = happy parents. Days filled with adventure and exploration outside and in.

    Free range kids

    • Digging, splashing, climbing, swinging, denning, mud kitchening: loving life as a little ‘un.
    • Stories in the shade of the oak tree. Outdoor learning promoting enquiry, experiment, feedback and reflection.
    • Al fresco dining and veg patches: kids learning and growing through curiosity in their environment.
    • Bring the outside in. Indoor play inspired by nature, the seasons and the natural materials found in the wild.

    Find out more, come have a look or get signed up.

    Space to grow

    • Each child has dedicated care and attention with manageable class numbers.
    • Big, bright rooms set up for learning through engagement and imagination
    • Free flow preschool with the freedom to move between dedicated early years learning zones.
    • Expand imaginations with a variety of toys, books and role-play areas.
    • Tasty and nutritious food prepared with care and with little tums in mind.

    Join in on some good wholesome fun.

    From tiny acorns: responsive baby care

    • Leaving your baby can be tough (trust us, we know), so we go to every length to care for your baby as we would our own.
    • Naptime is peaceful, gentle and respectful.
    • We’re guided by you and how you care for your baby.
    • Playrooms are thoughtfully planned out with age-appropriate toys and equipment to provide the right level of stimulation for your little one.
    • Plenty of opportunity for sensory play.

    Feel safe in our hands.

    The Farm approach

    • Learning through play’s our thing – nurturing natural curiosity at an individual pace
    • Physical health, wellbeing and movement’s easy when you’re based in a rural idyll
    • In line with the government curriculum for early years learning, we use 7 areas to plan your littlie’s learning and activities. We focus on the 3 prime areas first (the ones most essential for your child’s healthy development and future learning):
      • Communication and language
      • Physical development
      • Personal, social and emotional development
    • As your child grows, we develop skills in the next 4 areas:
      • Literacy
      • Mathematics
      • Understanding the world
      • Expressive arts and design

    Time to go on an adventure in learning.

    Our team

    • We respect our staff. They’re doing the most important job and we treat them accordingly.
    • Your children’s keyworker understands your child’s individual emotional, physical and developmental needs.
    • Communication with your child’s keyworker is always two-way and open.
    • You know your child best. We defer to you as primary caregivers to guide us in our approach to your child.
    • Our team is trained in accordance with govt. guidelines and has proven experience and love for childcare.

    Give your child a home-from-home nursery experience.

    Stress-free mornings

    • Flexible pick up/drop off times
    • Early drop-off so you can catch your train
    • There’s no rush, we’re open later
    • We work drop off at your child’s pace and are led by your parental instinct, take as long as you need.

    Make it easy on yourself.

    Flex Appeal

    • Limited day spaces available for when you need an extra hand.
    • If your child has been settled at the farm within the previous 8 weeks we can accommodate you at a moment’s notice, on an ad hoc basis.

    Give yourself a break.

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