Children are engaged, confident and extremely eager to progress with the result that their learning and progress are impressive. Staff have expert knowledge of how to use the outdoor environment to promote learning and development. They consistently question children and challenge them to think for themselves, as well as offering support to adopt a problem-solving approach when a child encounters a difficulty.
Wildflowers is what all early years provision should be, a place where children’s engagement with life is the very centre of its philosophy. This is high quality early years provision at its best.
At Wildflowers, children are valued and respected as equals. They learn to respect life – their own, other people and the natural world. I cannot think of a better start for young children.
Our daughter has grown in confidence and independence immeasurably over her first year at Wildflowers. She has an enriched sense of empathy for others and for nature, and she has enjoyed so much learning through rich, brilliantly thought through experiences.
When I looked round Wildflowers for my first daughter, I sensed that, perhaps, here was an exceptional pre-school. Four years later and now with my third child at Wildflowers, I wholeheartedly believe that what Wildflowers offers is completely exceptional. To be outside in nature, allowing children to play, have fun, explore and use their imaginations is surely at the heart of childhood. I know that my children have the best start possible in their learning journeys. Their creativity has grown and blossomed, as well as their inquisitiveness in the world around them. They have learnt to be independent; to think for themselves; and to show care and interest in those around them. I see in each of them too a quiet, assured self-confidence in who they are and in their abilities.The staff at Wildflowers are also exceptional! Not only are they hugely knowledgeable and passionate about early years education, but they also invest love, genuine care and real engagement into each child. We feel hugely fortunate to have found Wildflowers!
I am so grateful for the magnificent experience that our sons have had and will always be part of them, providing a foundation to their imaginations and perspective on the world for what I suspect will be the rest of their lives. Wildflowers is unique and I feel privileged to have found it and been able to have benefited from its philosophy and sense of wonder.
We always felt that our son’s best interests were firmly at the centre of all considerations and staff worked tirelessly to ensure an environment where children felt safe, content and able to express and grow.Wildflowers provides a clear outline and structure to what children are learning and how they would develop these skills, and most crucially parents are helped to understand why.
At the time choosing Wildflowers, which offers something so totally different to your standard pre-school options, felt like a big decision. It didn’t take me long to feel that I couldn’t have made a better one. The children learn to work as a team, to respect each other and their environment, to appreciate everything about life and nature. The way everything is done promotes an enquiring mind and the children learn to learn from everything around them, to take it all in – to observe quietly, to join in, to listen, to help, to try their best and to persevere. The teachers make an emotional investment in your child that I just am not convinced exists elsewhere. They put so much time and thought in to each and every child that their learning programme is, in essence, bespoke. They are passionate, supportive and knowledgeable. I couldn’t have asked for more.
Helena ensures that she devotes time to get to know each child as a unique individual. She understands each child’s personality and how best to support and foster their learning and development. Our daughter has developed confidence in her own abilities and has become more independent in a variety of ways as a result of the experiences at Wildflowers.
The kindergarten offers a very special space for children to grow and learn about the world around them. I have found the teachers to be particularly respectful of the need to develop and nurture the children’s individual spirits in the best way they can. Wildflowers not only enables, but encourages crucial right-brain learning in pre-school children – the chance to develop originality, creativity, imagination and song.