Nursery children at Barfield can access all the facilities that a prep school can offer: space, countryside, pool, indoor hall, auditorium, music rooms, dining hall, cook house, chickens and Forest Schools.
Set in 12 acres of attractive countryside the nursery has recently been refurbished to an exacting standard. Light wooden floors and pale walls ensure the classrooms are bright and airy. Numbers are strictly controlled so there is plenty of space and light for the children to play and learn. Children can access secure outside "Play to Learn" areas themselves. They also venture further into designated play areas with wooden climbing frames and the much-loved wooden pirate ship.
Owlets use the pool for termly swimming lessons,. but once they move in to Owls, they have weekly swimming lessons. Owlets and Owls use the hall for P.E every week. The children attend Forest Schools regularly where they learn about essential bush craft skills and nature and enjoy a warming hot chocolate around the log circle.
The nursery children spend a great deal of time outside. They have their own raised bed garden in the school garden. They also visit the hens to gather the eggs, which then they carefully take to the cookhouse to create delectable morsels to take home.