Aims & Ethos
“Our vision is to maintain an environment where your child is loved, cared for, nurtured and respected for their wonderfulness. An environment where they are free to explore, discover and marvel at the world around them, meet new friends and be supported to develop, to love to learn and learn to love.”
Dean Park Day Nursery, in association with Park School, is a converted nursery based within Bournemouth’s historic Cooper Dean Pavillion, offering full day care for children aged between 0-5 years. With six acres of land surrounding the nursery, we also boast an impressive outdoor learning environment, including our own onsite Forest School provision for our pre-school children.
Situated in a picturesque location, its vast open spaces have enabled us to create a setting that has a real focus on outdoor learning and discovery, allowing children to experience and interact with nature every day.
We continually strive to create an environment where your child is loved, cared for, nurtured and respected for their wonderfulness. All children are given the freedom to explore and marvel at the world around them, meet new friends and be supported to develop. Our vision is to create a nursery where children can love to learn and learn to love.
Creativity can transform understanding by fostering critical thinking, allowing children to review, reinvent and make new meanings for themselves. Our goal is to surround children with creative opportunities; nurturing their imagination and giving them the space to discover their own creativity.
Children need to discover the world for themselves, we just need to bring the world to them.
A child’s connection with nature acts as the foundation for learning valuable life skills that will enable them to succeed…
“I will understand problem solving, self-exploration, decision making, number relationships, structure, complex vocabulary, healthy living, cause and effect, creativity, imagination and thinking and my natural world when I am big because I played outside in nature when I was little.”
Let the children be free; encourage them; let them run outside when it is raining; let them remove their shoes when they find a puddle of water; and, when the grass of the meadows is damp with dew, let them run on it and trample it with their bare feet; let them rest peacefully when a tree invites them to sleep beneath its shade; let them shout and laugh when the sun wakes them in the morning…” Maria Montessori