Discover, Explore, Grow - Nurture Your Child's Future with Moorland Federation Preschools.

Our Preschools in & around Minehead, Somerset

Experience an extraordinary start to your child's educational journey by choosing a Moorland Federation Preschool. Nestled amidst the scenic landscapes of Minehead, Somerset, our preschools promote an immersive learning environment where curiosity is encouraged, and potential is nurtured. From Little Berries to Little Oaks, each of our preschools offers a distinctive blend of creative, holistic, and outdoor learning experiences, catered for children aged 2-4 years. Embark on an unforgettable preschool adventure with Moorland Federation.

Embrace Adventure Early - Unleash Creativity and Curiosity with Moorland Federation Preschools

Awakening Potential & Encouraging Exploration

Welcome to the enriching world of the Moorland Federation Preschools, spread across the charming locales of Minehead, Somerset.

Nestled amidst the scenic beauty of our surroundings, we offer a delightful learning journey for your young explorers at five distinct locations - Exford First School (Little Berries), St Dubricius First School (Oaks Nursery), Cutcombe First School (Dunkery Preschool), Dunster First School (Dunster Preschool), and Timberscombe First School (Little Oaks Preschool).

We are committed to excellence

A rich, varied, and age-appropriate curriculum that stimulates curiosity and promotes holistic development.

We are committed to sustainability

A strong emphasis on outdoor learning and nature-based activities, helping children develop a love for the environment.

We are committed to being inclusive and safe

A vibrant, safe, and nurturing learning environment for children aged 2-4 years.

We are committed to community

An inclusive approach that promotes diversity, understanding, and mutual respect.

What we offer?

At Moorland Federation Preschools, we believe in nurturing the boundless curiosity that defines the early years of learning. Our preschools cater to children aged between 2 to 4 years, embracing their individuality, creativity, and enthusiasm. As we shepherd these young minds through their first steps into the world of education, our goal is to lay a robust foundation for their lifelong love for learning.

In the heart of Somerset, each of our preschools offers a unique blend of hands-on learning experiences, carefully designed to stimulate the minds of our young learners. Children at Little Berries, Oaks Nursery, Dunkery Preschool, Dunster Preschool, and Little Oaks Preschool are introduced to a rich tapestry of learning opportunities, fostering their cognitive, emotional, social, and physical development.

What makes our Preschools the perfect choice?

Our curriculum is structured to incorporate age-appropriate activities, ensuring your child develops essential skills at their own pace. From exploratory play sessions that fuel their imagination, to interactive storytelling that enhances their language skills, each activity is tailored to foster curiosity and wonder.

In keeping with the Moorland Federation's ethos, we are deeply committed to creating an inclusive and supportive environment that values each child's individual journey. Our experienced and passionate educators are attuned to the unique learning styles of each child, promoting a sense of belonging and self-confidence.

What sets us apart is our unwavering commitment to child-centred learning. This includes a focus on outdoor play and nature-based activities, leveraging the natural beauty of Somerset to imbue our pupils with a love for the environment. Whether it's exploring the flora and fauna at Little Berries, or engaging in outdoor learning at Little Oaks Preschool, our young learners are encouraged to forge a deep connection with nature.

The crowning jewel of the Moorland Federation Preschools

Unparalleled access to Forest School and outdoor learning programme

At every location - from Little Berries to Little Oaks Preschool - our curriculum features this unique, nature-focused approach to early years education. Under the watchful guidance of our experienced Forest School leaders, our young learners immerse themselves in the natural beauty of Somerset, and in doing so, cultivate a deep-seated appreciation and respect for the natural world.

Forest School and outdoor learning sessions offer more than a breath of fresh air. They provide ample opportunities for our children to learn, explore, and create, all while developing critical skills such as problem-solving, teamwork, and resilience. Whether it's learning about local flora and fauna, engaging in creative play with natural materials, or simply enjoying the thrill of an outdoor adventure, these sessions are meticulously planned to nurture their holistic development.

For us, outdoor learning isn't an occasional outing; it's an integral part of our educational ethos. We recognise the importance of learning beyond the traditional classroom setting, harnessing the great outdoors as an enriching, limitless classroom. We believe that children are innately drawn to nature, and our Forest School sessions are a testament to this fact. Here, amidst the beauty of Minehead and Somerset, our little learners build not just sandcastles and mud pies, but also self-confidence, curiosity, and a lifelong love for nature.

Preparing your little ones for the first big step in their educational journey

Seamless transition from preschool to full-time education

Our preschools follow an inclusive and diverse curriculum that not only focuses on cognitive development but also on social and emotional growth, instilling in children the confidence and skills they need to thrive in a full-time educational setting. Our strong connection with the respective First Schools allows for smooth transitions, as we organise familiarisation visits and sessions that help children adapt to their new environment. We truly understand the importance of this transition and thus ensure we equip our children with all the necessary tools, resilience, and excitement they need to start their formal education. Your child's future starts here, and we are privileged to be part of this formative phase of their educational journey.

Preschool & nursery support across Minehead, Somerset

Are you ready to give your child an engaging and enriching start to their educational journey

Don't wait another day! Visit one of our Moorland Federation preschools today. Start the process by contacting us to schedule a tour and see first-hand how our personalised, inclusive, and immersive learning environment will set the stage for your child's lifelong love of learning. Start your child's Moorland journey today!

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