our story

Bee in the Woods was first set up as a social enterprise to help children and families boost happiness and health through play in nature.

Our journey has taken us from parent & toddler sessions, working with schools and delivering inter-generational projects, to setting up our own Kindergarten in a local woodland. During this journey, we have seen first hand the restorative, educational and uniting capacity of time spent in nature for young and old.

What We Do

Our Kindergarten provides early years education that helps children aged 3-7 to progress and feel good about themselves, each other and their environment, through play and engagement with nature.  

We pride ourselves in the highest quality Early Years education and work hard to showcase the importance and potential of nature connection for Early Years children. Through our commitment to developing strong connections with children, families and educators, we have created a supportive and welcoming community in which children from all backgrounds can thrive.

Our commitment to community was commented on at our recent Ofsted Inspection, where we were recognised as Outstanding in all areas. Our hard work and commitment to Early Years was also recognised nationally when our little Kindergarten won the prestigious award of Nursery of the Year 2022!

why we do it

In an age where screen time has replaced play time, we want to give local children the opportunity to learn through open-ended adventurous play outdoors.

Forest School and nature education gives children the chance build on resilience and self-esteem through magical and memorable experiences.  

We celebrate children's innate curiosity and creativity through joyful early learning experiences and help them grow into healthy, happy, confident, resilient little learners - for life!

bee in the woods kindergarten values

creativity & curiosity

Our curriculum fosters creativity and curiosity through open-ended play and play-based practice. We value the child's voice and work towards independence and interdependence.


Connection with each other and with our environment are key to our ethos. We use an attachment-aware practice to work closely with families and children. Gaining inspiration from hand-in-hand parenting and attachment-based theory.


Protection for the natural world and care for our environment are central to our work. By immersion in nature daily, children are taught and develop a respect and care for our environment.


We have a strong sense of community within our kindergarten, and encourage children and families to take an active role as a member of our community. We also value the community we live in and love trips to libraries, the beach and local shops to link up with other organisations.