About Brambles Figheldean

A Natural Learning Journey

Guided by Nature, Inspired by Nature

Brambles Figheldean is located in Ablington next to the village of Figheldean in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside. We are within 10 minutes from the villages of Amesbury, Tidworth, Durrington and Bulford.

 

Spending most of their time outdoors in our three beautiful gardens, our Bramblers are inspired by nature, natural materials and the changing seasons. 

 

We believe that children are naturally curious about the world around us and we support a child-led approach to learning. By allowing the children to explore and make their own decisions, we encourage them to become life-long learners. 

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Our Story

Brambles Figheldean opened in 2011 and is the first of our four thriving outdoor nursery settings. We are passionate about the outdoors and take our inspiration from a forest school ethos. 

We have worked very hard as a staff team here at Brambles Figheldean and we have won several AWARDS for our OUTDOOR ENVIRONMENT and INNOVATION.

We plan in the moment at Figheldean, and let the children take the lead in all the learning and fun we have here. We spend time with the parents and family members creating a partnership to support and scaffold the Brambler's learning journey. As each child is unique this creates an amazing learning environment where we can all learn from each other.

Our Bramblers benefit from having special cosy spaces including yurts and barns which are warmed up by log fires in each garden. Our youngest children eat in their inside space with the use of table high chairs should they need them. Our oldest children make their snack every day together and then cook it on the fire in their garden. Our youngest Squirrels and Owls, help prepare their snack by learning to cut up their vegetables or pouring their own drinks.

 

We enjoy a wonderful kitchen at Brambles Figheldean, with our wonderful cook who makes all of our food here on site. We enjoy a low refined sugar menu, where we can cater to any allergy or dietary requirement. 

Each Family Group has their own bathroom, our babies have their nappies changed in our main bathroom inside, where we have both small and full size toilets for children to practice on. Our Owls and Foxes have purpose built bathrooms outside in their gardens with fully functional chemical toilets and changing facilities.

We celebrate birthdays at Brambles Figheldean with toasted marshmallows around the fire, with yummy hot chocolate in the winter! It's very popular!

We LOVE our gardens here at Brambles Figheldean and spend time relishing in the seasons and weather. We love to see what nature brings us that day and make the most of it. 

We also love creating! That could be playdough, clay or wooden art, we have lots of different areas in the gardens that is set up for these type of activities. We LOVE getting messy in our mud kitchen and cooking up a storm!

We benefit from having an exceptional staff team who hold some of the highest qualifications in our field. We are dedicated to training and improving ourselves through knowledge and support apprentices through their training.