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What Makes Us Unique...

Our Holistic Approach

Our holistic, self-paced and experiential approach to learning, builds a solid foundation for life-long learning. Every element of the room is intended to help the development of the children, including simple and real objects. This approach encourages children to have a hands-on experience, be offered creative opportunities, and partake in collaborative play with their peers. This includes Yoga, Breathing Techniques and Baby Massage.

Our Environment

Our rooms are constructed around the specific needs and abilities of our children, which permits them to explore, experiment and learn at their own pace and on their own terms, with guidance and support. In addition, we are lucky enough to have grounds with an abundance of trees and gardens. This is a diamond in the rough, especially as we are in the middle of the busy city of Manchester!

The Benefits 

The greatest benefits of our approach, particularly during the early years’ experience, is the focus on hands-on learning and a child-centred approach. This encourages children to share and work cooperatively to explore the various areas within the room. By the very nature of the environment, children learn to respect one another and build a sense of community. The emphasis is on concrete, rather than abstract learning, as children participate in activities that teach language, mathematics, culture, and practical life lessons.

A Natural  Ethos

The setting adopts a 'Forest School Ethos' which gives children the opportunities, time and space to develop their skills, interests and understanding through practical, risk-taking and stimulating experiences in a natural environment.

A Natural Approach To Learning

As mentioned previously, the children who attend Early Inspirations benefit from an extensive outdoor play area, which surrounds the nursery and has an abundance of trees. This Natural Ethos creates a focussed approach on outdoor learning and development. Pursuing stimulating play, encouraging independent exploration, inspiring children to be involved with nature and motivate children to learn through positive outdoor experiences.

Benefits Of This Approach

Participating in regular outdoor and natural experiences can offer many benefits to a child’s health, well-being, and development. Children will be involved in manageable risk-taking activities to promote confidence and self-esteem, problem solving, social interaction and independence. The exposure to more outdoor activities during these sessions can improve mental health, physical fitness and have health benefits.


  • To provide a holistic provision in a vibrant, purposeful atmosphere.

  • To continuously maintain a welcoming, safe, stimulating and challenging environment.

  • To ensure children make good progress as individuals; physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially.

Our Values:

T    Teamwork: Makes the dream work

O   Optimism: To remain hopeful and supportive

I       Improve: To continue to strive for improvement
N   Nurture: To provide a nurturing environment 

S    Self improvement: Continuing professional development

P   Passion, demonstrate commitment to supporting child learning and development

I     Inclusive: To provide a supportive and inclusive environment

R   Reflective: To ensure our practice is reflective

E   Environment: To provide a caring and professional environment

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