For Children, Families & Professionals

Our Mission

To build strong relationships with and provide nurturing care and education for all of our children, families and practitioners, to improve outcomes for children by sharing knowledge and practice, and to challenge and improve what we do by keeping our minds open to new ways of thinking and being.

Our Provision

Nurture is a hub for respectful caregivers and families. We are a multi-disciplinary team supporting children, families and practitioners. Our mission is to build strong relationships that inspire, challenge and bring about true change. We provide workshops, unique training courses and research opportunities for practitioners working with young children. We also work with families, providing unique workshops with a focus on respectful caregiving and child development.

What We Stand For:

Nurture believes that the purpose of education transcends preparation for school or a career. Within the complexities of education theory, practice, policy, and politics, we are creating a radical model of co-education; engaging children, parents and practitioners with innovative projects designed to improve outcomes for children and families.

Our Provision Includes:

  • Early Years Education & Childcare for 0-5 year olds
  • Research, Training & Education
  • Careers in Education
Our History
  • 2014 Outdoor / Nature Nursery School Tour, New England
  • 2014 Forest School Tour, UK
  • 2014 Nurture Search careers in Education & Childcare opens
  • 2015 Nurture Outdoor Kindergarten for children & their families opens
  • 2015 Toddler Wild Play opens at Nurture Outdoor Kindergarten
  • 2016 First cohort of RIE Foundations training in the UK for NOK staff
  • 2016 Nurture Outdoor Kindergarten becomes a Progressive Education Network member
  • 2016 Nurture Outdoor Kindergarten becomes a Pikler UK Association member
  • 2016 Progressive Education Tour of USA nursery schools & elementary schools, Los Angeles
  • 2017 First cohort of M7 PGDip for NOK staff
  • 2017 Professional Development Visits opens at Nurture Outdoor Kindergarten
  • 2018 The first Nature Nurtures Conference takes place at the Hive, Worcester
  • 2018 Nature Nurtures Training, Research & Education opens

Leadership

Hannah Reeve
Founder | Director
Hannah is Co-Founder of Nurture Outdoor Kindergarten and Nurture Search. She has a passion for progressive education and believes that an authentic and respectful approach with children is essential. Hannah also leads on our partnerships with exciting and innovative organisations.
Helen Reeve
Founder | Head of Training & Development
RIE® Practicum™ Student, Early Years Teacher, MA Early Childhood, BSc Pyschology - Helen greatly values the importance of sensitive and respectful care and support for children from the authentic adults around them. Helen leads the Nature Nurtures Approach, as well as our training and development programme.
Kate Lavender
Kindergarten Manager
PGCE Primary - Early Years, Bsc Hons Media & FT, Forest school Leader L3. Kate has been teaching in Early Years for 17 years; she is passionate about the importance of allowing children to create meaningful experiences and learn at their own pace.