Kids Love Nature Kindergarten Lytchett

A nature-based Kindergarten with a large outdoor area and the chance for children to work with our gardener in poly tunnels, vegetable beds and a small orchard. We encourage children to help sow and then nurture plants and harvest them and then prepare them for cooking. We work with an artist using clay, paints, weaving and wire. We include yoga and dancing most days. We are passionate about allowing each child's unique intelligence to be catered for in a beautiful dynamic learning space. We have separate indoor and outdoor spaces for our 1 year olds. We take our influences from Forest school, Montessori and the Reggio Emilia Approach.


Venue address
Kids Love Nature Kindergarten
Dorchester Road
Lytchett Minster
BH16 6JE


Opening times
Mon: 07:45-18:00
Tue: 07:45-18:00
Wed: 07:45-18:00
Thu: 07:45-18:00
Fri: 07:45-18:00

Service Details

Vacancy information

Please contact us for vacancy information.

Cost variations
Please see our website or enquire via e-mail or telephone for cost details.
Additional Information
Setting was registered on 6th June 2018. Parents have the option to add on a commuter hour until 6pm. Parents can use their Early Education funding entitlement at any time during opening hours, minimum session requirements apply.
Age Range
0 years 9 months to 5 years 0 months

Ofsted Registered Details

Ofsted inspection result
Date of last inspectionInspection resultOfsted report
15/09/2023 Outstanding View here
Ofsted Report notes
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Registration details
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Early Education

Free early education places
15 Hours For 2 year olds
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15 Hours For 3 & 4 year olds
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30 Hours For 3 & 4 year olds
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Wheelchair accessible
Ramp to outside area. All ground floor.
Parking availability information
We share a large mostly unused car park with the church. We do also have allocated parking bays near the Kindergarten.
Toilet facility information
We have a ground floor toilet.
Other Facilities
Contact us for details.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

Support for children and young people with SEN and disabilities

Kids Love Nature Kindergarten at Lytchett Minster provides an inclusive environment and uses differentiation so that all children can learn and develop at their own pace. We value each child’s unique strengths and challenge them to fulfil their learning potential through tailored activities. If a practitioner or parent identifies a barrier to a child's learning, we are guided by the graduated approach as detailed in the SEND code of Practice 2015. The first step will be a discussion between the parent and the nursery Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo). The Kindergarten at Lytchett Minster works according to the Kids Love Nature Approach and within the Early Years' Foundation Stage. We wish for all our children to be confident, have great language and communication skills, be emotionally secure, sociable, happy, and resilient, be willing to try new things and take risks, be caring and develop a love for learning. We do this through being child centred in everything we do. The sensorial and natural environment is designed so children can be independent and lead their own learning. The kindergarten has experience of working with a range of Special Educational Needs, including: autism, visual impairment, sensory needs, attachment, and global developmental delay. Practitioners have experience with sign-a-long, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), and with positive behaviour support. For further information and to receive a copy of our full SEND Local Offer please contact the kindergarten.

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Address: Kids Love Nature Kindergarten  Dorchester Road  Lytchett Minster  Dorset

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