Our Little Foxes ethos is that we want the children that access our service to have natural unlimited play experiences. Meaning that they have access to the outdoors and are able to free play from when they come in to when they go home.
Little Foxes is a family run business and has been established for over 20 years. James and Margaret opened their first nursery in Maghull and now have other sites in Wigan, Garston and Newton-Le-Willows.
Anna and Sophie work across all sites within the rooms with the children and in the office to support the Nursery Leaders and deputies.
As an organisation we are always striving to review and improve the service and learning opportunities we offer. We aspire to make our nursery environments rich learning spaces that staff ignite and inspire children’s learning and support them through the developmental milestones.
As early years professionals we have a duty educating the next generation to love and care for nature and how we can reduce the carbon footprint and the importance of recycling. “One person’s trash is another’s treasure”.
We have completely reduced the plastic resources and opted for simple everyday items in natural shades to enhance the environment. The practitioners had worked to bring ideas alive through making paint using fruit and plants, pictures with shells, stones feathers, making paint brushes using twigs and leaves, recreating a pirate ship using chairs, cardboard box, a plank of wood. The overall feel of the less is more was calming and provoked the imagination creating language rich opportunities to support and encourage play.
Benefits for the children….
Activities will be more varied and the continuous provision will be adapted with children’s interests. With plastic resources they often only serve the purpose that they are designed for. Yet with wooden blocks they can become a rocket, spaceship, boat, a wall. Whatever our children feel accompanies their game.
“Imagine a world where the lines were harsh and unyielding, the textures were consistent and variation unheard of.
Does it inspire you?
Now imagine a place where the carpet changes everyday,
The ceiling is a myriad of different colours, light, shadow and movement.
The feelings and movement completely surround you, sometimes breezy, sometimes cold, other times warm.
Unexpected wonders fly by, sometimes full of noise and movement.
If we really want children to thrive we need to let their connection to nature nurture them”. Clare Warden 2007 Nurture through Nature