The Inspired Child
A Holistic Approach to Childcare
Set in the heart of Lower Kingswood, we are a short walk to Kingswood Primary School, Kingswood Recreational Ground and the stunning Colley Hill.
We have a wide range of facilities including Montessori activities, arts and crafts and outdoor activities. All of our resources and toys are accessible to the children at all times to encourage free play. We also provide baking and meal prep, gardening, messy play and a regular forest school.
We have a secure outdoor area where the children can enjoy gardening, water play a mud kitchen and construction. We have recently added a British Wildlife garden and sensory garden.
We provide flexible childcare including flexible hours, meal plans and payment options, including 30/15hours funding, government childcare choices and childcare vouchers.
Little children, from the moment they are weaned, are making their way towards independence.Maria Montessori
In our childcare setting we teach our children to be conscious of the environment and to take small steps to make a huge difference.
We encourage ‘reduce, recycle and reuse’. The children are always coming up with inventive ideas of uses for things we would otherwise no longer need, whether this is though creative ‘junk modelling’, up cycling or for use in the role play area. We encourage recycling, including being part of schemes that recycle crisps packets and pens. We also have all our meals on bamboo dining wear and cut out as much plastic as we can.
The children tend to their own vegetable patch, they plant the seeds and look after the saplings until eventually we can harvest our home grown fruits and vegetables. Not only is this a rewarding experience for the children, but it also teaches them about sustainability.
In our British Wildlife garden we plant flowers and bushes that attract bees and butterflies. We also teach the children about our local fauna and flora and how important they are to our local area through forest school activities. The children are also part of important set up and maintenance of conservation projects, including saving hedgehogs and making homes for British bats.
We are also proud members of the OMEP teaching children global citizenship and sustainability in early years education. Working towards our bronze award the children are encouraged to participate in activities that bring awareness to important issues globally, making their voices heard and actions seen.