Welcome to The Woodland Nursery
“I can not rate this nursery highly enough. The staff are amazing, they are kind and caring and the manager is just the most special person ever. The whole environment is so child-centred. I love the ethos, and it suited both my daughter and my very active son. Both the indoor and outdoor spaces are so accessible and my children couldn’t have been happier!”

– Nursery Parent

Children at Pownall Hall School begin their journey, from 6 months within our Woodland Nursery, where they will embark on a journey of discovery and will build the foundations for a lifelong love of learning.

Early Years Structure at Pownall Hall School

  • Baby Room – 6 months to 2 years
  • Nursery – 2 to 3 years
  • Kindergarten – 3 to 4 years
“Children are eager to become independent and explore the wealth of opportunities offered to them”

– ISI Inspection

Our Philosophy – ‘Hygge’ in the Early Years

Our Early Years department has embraced the Danish way of living, which is known as Hygge (pronounced hue-guh). It’s a word used to promote a feeling or moment, ordinary or extraordinary as cosy, charming or special. It’s about creating learning environments that promote emotional well-being, togetherness and friendship.

The Outdoors

The outdoors is as important as the indoors and both environments complement each other displaying natural resources and places in which to play, learn and discover. The children also benefit from discovering our 8 beautiful acres of grounds and do so regularly on welly walks and by using our Forest School. We are lucky enough to have our own chickens and the children love visiting them. We also keep guinea pigs, and the children learn how to be gentle and look after them.

A Muddy Puddle Flagship School

Pownall Hall School works in partnership with the ‘The Muddy Puddle Teacher’ – Sarah Seaman. The Muddy Puddle Teacher Approach was created in 2018. Their incredible outdoor learning methods use only natural and upcycled resources which are linked to all areas of the EYFS and National Curriculum.

“The nursery boasts one of the best outdoor spaces we have ever seen!”

Founder of the Muddle Puddle Teacher – Sarah said after visiting Pownall Hall School

“We cannot recommend Pownall Hall School Nursery enough. They are the absolute best. The team, the surrounding grounds, the facilities, the attention to detail and care for the children cannot be bettered!”

– Pownall Hall School parent

Our Curriculum