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Outdoor Play and Learning

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Outdoor Play
If Your Child Enjoys Adventure & Loves Getting Hands On With Wildlife and Nature, Our Outdoor Pre-School Is The Perfect Learning Environment.
Forest School - Bushcraft
Our Forest School Leaders & Bushcraft Practitioners Provide Endless Outside Learning Opportunities Through Adult & Child Led Activities Meeting The EYFS
Animal Encounters
We Have A Wide Range Of Our Own 'Creature Teachers' Providing Interactive Hands On Learning Adapted To The EYFS. Bringing The Animal Kingdom Direct To Your Child.

All About Us

Mini Explorers Outdoor Preschool

If your young child enjoys adventure and loves getting hands on with nature and animals, our outdoor preschool is the perfect learning environment. We are an Ofsted rated Outstanding pre-school with a Forest School Ethos that follows the Early Years Foundation Stage and its outcomes. We give children the chance to explore the outdoors, learn about nature, bushcraft and a variety of animals including invertebrates, reptiles and mammals!


The Professionals

We have been running after-school and holiday clubs for over 8 years now, encouraging and engaging children to be active outdoors whilst learning about animals, wildlife and nature. Our Mini Explorers Preschool provides parents with yet another unique offering for their younger children. We are Ofsted registered, have fully trained staff specialised in outdoor education and operate in a safe and secure environment. We have full public liability, animal handling license and are backed by a team of professionals from our parent company Animal Days Out C.I.C. 

The Finer Details

Our Preschool is for children from the ages of 2 to 5 years. We are open 38 weeks a year with a variety of sessions available. We have our own animals and the support of our own Forest School Leaders and Bushcraft practitioners to ensure risks are assessed and the equipment meets safety and quality standards.

Reviews & Feedback

A Child, More Than Anyone Else, Is a Spontaneous Observer of Nature.
Maria Montessori
I cannot recommend ADO Mini Explorers enough! My son feels so at home here, he is always so excited to be going to 'forest school' for another adventure. Exploring, sliding, swinging, camp fires. Feeding, stroking, caring for and learning about the animals. And a whole host of other adventures come rain or sunshine. The staff are wonderful and welcoming, they work so hard. Henry calls them his 'best friends'. I only wish I could be 3 again to join in with the fun!
My daughter loves attending ado mini explorer's preschool. Everyday is a new adventure. From going to the woods to look for the Gruffalo to feeding Turvy the tortoise and the gorgeous guinea pigs. The staff are excellent and work hard at making the preschool a fun and exciting place to go to.
Following our recent move to the area, our little boy had to change preschool and we were quite nervous as this was quite a different setting to his old one.
Our child has loved his time at ADO from day one.  At home he is sharing little titbits such as switch off taps, dont waste water, he's curious about the bugs at home (previously was squeamish!) and above all is playing outdoors in the fresh air.  Alice and Eloise are amazing with the children.  Wishing ADO every success and wish every child could experience this gentle, slow, natural, inspiring environment.
What a treat I had this morning dropping my child off for forest school. The preschool is looking so inviting with lots of lovely areas to explore, which my son proudly showed me. You have all done an amazing job realising your vision that you so well portrayed to me.

Thank you for gifting our son with a wonderful learning experience.

Thank you so much for all you have invested in Olive over the last year and a bit. The care, attention and detail you have given her has been really appreciated. She has developed and grown so much during her time with you. I don't think that is just natural progression; your input has contributed enormously. And she has loved it! So thank you. You all do a brilliant job.
I Think That ADO Preschool Is a Fantastic Organisation With An Excellent Ethos And I Feel Grayson Has Benefited Immensely From Attending.



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