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  • Half Pint Nursery, Pump Lane, Purleigh, Chelmsford, Essex CM3 6PJ

Outside learning


We  provide a caring environment that enables children to succeed as unique individuals and celebrates their achievements. Children are inspired to develop an interest in learning for life. Empowering children.

Our extensive gardens provide safe and secure opportunities for pond dipping, investigating the bug hotel.The small orchard of apple and pear trees provide opportunities for the children to pick fruit. We encourage the children to explore our small allotment, growing vegetables, which we use in our cooking activities The large field gives the children all year access to enjoy our PE provision along with an array of outdoor activities.

Our outside classroom provides all weather learning opportunities and our outside toys are stimulating and motivating

The children enjoy our regular nature walks, exploring the village and experiencing the interaction of the village shop. Where they learn to buy real commodities and pay for them. We are proud of our connections with the wider community and Purleigh Primary School. Half Pint work closely with the school, visiting the reception class, attending special events and assemblies.