Saplings is Durham's only Nature Kindergarten; we are registered on the early years and childcare registers and are rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted. We are a small setting based in Castle Eden Dene National Nature Reserve. We use the natural environment in all of our activities, our children spend their days playing outside and exploring nature.

We offer 15 and 30 hours funded term-time childcare & education and are happy to work in partnership with other providers. We welcome children from 2 years and cover the EYFS framework through all of our hands on experiences in nature. 

Saplings also provides Forest School programmes to schools and nurseries throughout the year, these can be booked by your school or nursery for whole classes or year groups to run for a minimum of 6 weeks, programmes are tailored to your groups needs and run by a qualified Forest School lead. We run holiday clubs during some school holidays for children 3-11 years.

To find out more about help with childcare costs please visit www.durham.gov.uk/childcarecosts

When is it on?

Time of day
Morning
Afternoon
Session information
Monday to Friday
8.00am - 5.00pm

Who to contact

Contact name
Georgina Beckensall
Contact position
Outdoor Learning Manager
Telephone
0191 349 7411
E-mail
georgina.saplings@outlook.com
Website
www.saplingsnaturekindergarten.com

Where to go

Name
Saplings Nature Kindergarten and Forest School CIC
Address
Oakerside Dene Lodge
Stanhope Chase
Peterlee
County Durham
Postcode
SR8 1NJ

Availability

Free 3/4 yr places
Yes
Free 2 yr places
Yes
Will be providing 30 hours
Yes

Vacancy details

Immediate vacancies?
Yes
Other information
Vacancies available, waiting list open.

Other details

School drop off/collection
Last Ofsted inspection grade
Outstanding
Ofsted report
Click here to view the latest Ofsted inspection report
Disclaimer

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Address: Oakerside Dene Lodge  Stanhope Chase  Peterlee  County Durham

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