Outdoor facilities

Learning and play
  • Outdoor facilities

    SAM_2661At Stone Eden we ensure all children of all ages have the opportunity to explore any of the three outdoor areas we have within our outstanding setting.

    Promoting healthy living is very important, ensuring all children get the chance to experience how to lead a healthy balanced lifestyle is paramount.

    Therefore bringing the inside out is what we do best, as we understand how much our children thrive off experiencing fresh air and from being in our stimulating and positive outdoor areas.

    Many people may question if we go outside in the cold and wet, but the answer is always YES, with appropriate clothing provided by parents/carers and a good pair of wellies are all your child needs to be happy outside, embracing the weather which enhances the opportunities already provided.

    As practitioners we embrace the many changes in our very unpredictable British weather, allowing all children to experience wind, rain, snow, sunshine, frost plus many more. Giving children the opportunity to experience the seasons on a hands on approach promotes development as we explore the environment around us.

  • Being outside is what children love therefore as practitioners we embrace this to promote learning, exploring our outdoor environment allows us to look at the trees, watch the seeds grow, feel the different textures and listen to the different sounds, feel the wind, rain and sunshine against our skin, learn about the world we live in, plus many more important development and life skills.

    Our rural setting is the perfect environment for us to be based in as we can soak up the nature surrounding us. Children become filled with excitement as our neighbouring farm vehicles pass by and give us a friendly wave.

    Children also love to take part in an exciting observation walk as practitioners take children to our neighbouring farm, spotting animals, habitats and creatures living in the fields and long grass.

    I love how much fresh air my child and friends receive, I also love watching my child explore the outdoor areas, she is always so excited to tell me about her day.

    — Parent
Why Stone Eden?
At Stone Eden Nursery School, you can be safe in the knowledge that your children are our number one priority. We guarantee:
  • Flexible childcare that meets your needs
  • High quality, safe facilities
  • Daily reports on individual achievement
  • Positive, comfortable learning environment
  • Freshly cooked meals on site every day
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  • Great painting activity in turtles this afternoon which was lots fun and challenging for them 😀
  • Game of animal bingo in turtles this morning. The children where all very competitive and were very good at recognising the animals on their boards
  • Bunnies had fun playing with the parachute with their friends #excitedbabies
  • We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated childcare practitioner to join the a newly opened nursery in Guangzhou City, China. This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate and if you want to immerse yourself in Asian culture, travel and learn some Mandarin or Cantonese then working in China is for you. 
You will work in partnership with the Nursery Manager and Deputy to ensure the smooth daily running of the nursery. You will work as part of a team and help to generate new ideas for the nursery. You will use your excellent communication skills to build strong relationships with the children, families and visitors to the setting. You must have knowledge of the EYFS and have experience of planning, implementing and evaluating a curriculum appropriate to the needs of the children. You must be willing to help with nursery promotional events, parties and work weekends.
Minimum of 2 years childcare experience required
An NVQ Level 3 in Childcare or equivalent
Enhanced DBS Check
Accommodation provided
Lunch allowance
£1000 flight allowance (first flight covered)
Private health insurance
21 days holiday + Chinese National Holidays
  • Turtles have been making soup today and talking about all the different vegetables
  • We love the great outdoors! 🌲 🌷
  • We are now taking bookings for Holiday Club over May half term. If you would like to book a place for your child then please phone us on 01228 599400.
  • Ladybirds have had a lovely afternoon visiting The Henry Lonsdale Trust to help create some Easter bonnets with the residents. Everyone worked really well together and helped to glue or tape different items onto the hats before we could try them on.
Thank you for having us and we look forward to seeing you again next month. 
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  • Caterpillars have had a lovely morning planting cress seeds. They have been using their fine motor skills to pick up the wool and sprinkle the seeds. They then added water to them to help them grow 
#concentration #watchingthemgrow