Within the grounds of our day nursery and outdoor learning centre in Emberton, this is the perfect kindergarten for little explorers (aged 3-4 years) who love the great outdoors! Taking place completely outdoors, children will participate in a range of activities from mini-beast hunting, den-building, natural crafts, pond-dipping and cooking on a campfire!

The nature kindergarten runs 9am - 1pm, five days a week (term time only), with a cost of £30 per child, per day (we accept fully funded places). 

If you have any questions, or would like to book a visit please contact us on [email protected] or call us on 01234 23039.

Meet Lucy Barber - Senior Forest School Leader and Outdoor Practitioner 


Lucy has been with Acorn for over six years working across various Acorn nurseries, and is very excited to have taken the role as Senior Forest School Leader and Outdoor Practitioner at our Nature Kindergarten and Forest School Holiday club at Emberton. Lucy achieved her childcare Level 3 qualification whilst working at Acorn and fell in love with Acorn's approach to Forest School and all things outdoors! Lucy has also completed her qualification in Forest School and loves being able to apply all that she has learnt into the Nature Kindergarten at Emberton.

Lucy has a passion for the outdoors and loves seeing children's excitement when exploring the great outdoors. Lucy loves being able to encourage and support children's innate fascination with the natural world and finds joining them on their learning journey is nothing short of amazing.


Kirby Green is the Nature Kindergarten's Designated Safeguarding Lead, so if you ever have any concerns or would like to chat about anything safeguarding related, please call on 01234 230394 or email [email protected] and ask to speak to Kirby - alternatively, contact Laura Tingey (our Head of Early Years & Compliance) on 07889540737.