First Steps Nursery at Furness Vale

Our Furness Vale site is an outdoor nursery with indoor facilities in a converted bungalow which provides a homely stimulating environment.

The babies and toddlers enjoy a light spacious area which includes a large carpeted area and an under floor heated conservatory for messy play, in addition to spending time in our sensory room and outdoors.

Our 2-5 year olds spend the majority of their day outdoors in our Forest Nursery and they are lucky enough to have access to both an outdoor classroom and an indoor classroom. This helps to encourage their independence and free choice.  This is where staff can lead a session of ‘Tales Toolkit’ with the children where children are encouraged to make up and tell their own stories.  This is a fantastic scheme that we have been part of for the last year and are continuing again for the foreseeable future.  The benefits to the children have been enormous.

This site has a fantastic outdoor space consisting of a tarmacked area, an adventure area and a large paddock where we have our own small orchard and willow tunnel.  We utilize this for our forest sessions.

Our babies are called Rompers

Our toddlers are called Ramblers

Our pre-school children are called Rangers

We have an excellent Ofsted report with outstanding features.

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Ofsted Report for First Steps Nursery Furness Vale